David Cameron has hinted that he may return to front line politics as foreign secretary under Theresa May’s successor.
The former PM, who resigned after Britain voted to leave the European Union under his stewardship, has told friends he is hoping for a Cabinet recall after a new Tory leader succeeds May.
According to the source, who leaked the conversation to The Sun, Cameron is “bored s***less” two years on from walking out of No10.
They said: “David is dedicated to public service, and has often said he wouldn’t rule out a public role one day, domestically or internationally.
“But he is only 52, and still a young man.”
Any return to Westminster may have to wait some time after the publication of his memoirs, which are now expected next Spring.
He is expected to use his biography to brutally settle scores with some serving senior ministers – especially former friend the Environment Secretary Michael Gove, who lead the EU referendum’s Leave campaign that eventually saw him toppled.
Cameron may also have to go toe-to-toe with Robert Courts, who succeeded him as the MP for Witney and increased his majority in the 2017 general election.
Labour MPs have mocked talks of a return, with Angela Rayner, MP for Ashton-under-Lyne, tweeting: “Just when you thought politics couldn’t get anymore bizarre. No David please stay in retirement you caused enough damage last time.”