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David Cameron formed the First Cameron ministry after being invited by Queen Elizabeth II to begin a new government following the resignation of the previous Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Gordon Brown, on 11 May 2010. It was a coalition government, composed of members of both the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats.

94th ministry of the United Kingdom (since 1707)
2010–2015
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Date formed 11 May 2010
Date dissolved 8 May 2015
People and organisations
Head of government David Cameron
Deputy head of government Nick Clegg
Head of state Queen Elizabeth II
Member parties Conservative Party
Liberal Democrats
Status in legislature Majority (coalition)
Opposition cabinet First Harman Shadow Cabinet
Miliband Shadow Cabinet
Opposition party Labour Party
Opposition leader Harriet Harman (2010)
Ed Miliband (2010–15)
History
Election(s) 2010 general election
Outgoing election 2015 general election
Legislature term(s) 5 years
Budget(s)
Predecessor Brown ministry
Successor Second Cameron ministry

David Cameron formed the First Cameron ministry after being invited by Queen Elizabeth II to begin a new government following the resignation of the previous Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Gordon Brown, on 11 May 2010. It was a coalition government, composed of members of both the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats.

The government's Cabinet was made up of sixteen Conservatives and five Liberal Democrats with eight other Conservatives and one other Liberal Democrat attending cabinet but not members. The Cameron ministry was the first coalition government to have governed the United Kingdom since the Churchill war ministry of the Second World War. Following the 2015 British general election, the ministry was replaced by the single-party Second Cameron ministry.