David and Mary Cameron attended an awards lunch
Mary Cameron, 82, was opposed to the closure of children’s centres in Oxfordshire by the Tory government and won a “Mother knows Best” gong.
Mrs Cameron commented: “I suppose I should share this with the leader of the opposition – he has really brushed himself up.
Mary Cameron had strong words for her son again
I only wish my family was so obedient
“I only wish my family was so obedient.”
The host for the awards ceremony, Gyles Brandreth, congratulated Mrs Cameron for persuading Jeremy Corbyn to “put on a proper suit, do up his tie, and sing the national anthem.”
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Prime Minister David Cameron with his wife Samantha leave 10 Downing Street for the last time after speaking to the press to visit Buckingham Palace to formally tender his resignation to the Queen on July 13, 2016
David Cameron attended the event with his mother in one of his first public appearances since quitting as Prime Minister last July.
He said: “I’m incredibly proud of my mother. She was an absolute role model to me.
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“She really imbued in me this idea of public service, she was a magistrate for about 30 years.
“She’s just a wonderful woman, so it’s really lovely to bring her to something like this, because I’ve been to a few events like this in my lifetime, but never one with my mum, so that’s really nice.”
Mary Cameron passed comment about Jeremy Corbyn's improved appearance
Former Labour MP Glenda Jackson said: “For a woman to take on her son and her son’s government is quite something.”
The Oldie of the Year Awards handed Labour peer Lord Dubs, Campaigner of the Year for his work supporting unaccompanied child refugees arriving in Britain.
American senator Bernie Sanders was given the Should-Have-Been of the Year award after his challenge to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.
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