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West Country daily is Cameron's holiday read

Tory leader David Cameron made sure he did his homework when he took part in a question-and-answer session with readers of the Western Morning News this week.

Just 24 hours before facing the grilling, Mr Cameron was snapped reading the paper on the beach at Harlyn Bay, North Cornwall.

Sporting a brightly coloured pair of Bermuda shorts, the 41-year-old took a break from playing Frisbee to scan the pages of the Northcliffe-owned daily.

He then put his family holiday near Padstow on hold to field questions put by people from across Devon and Cornwall in a unique event organised by the WMN.

News editor Steve Grant said: “He’s on holiday down in Cornwall and we’re Cornwall’s daily newspaper, so we’d expect him to read it.

“He needs to keep up with all the latest news, and that’s what we do.”

Seventy WMN readers gathered for the exclusive question time event in Padstow which was reported as a live blog on the paper’s website on Tuesday with video and audio coverage of the event appearing online yesterday.

The video which appeared on can be viewed HERE


JJS (04/08/2008 17:27:49)
It was not a “unique” event. Radio 1’s Newsbeat team did a very similar interview with normal people quizzing the Tory leader