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David Cameron: I Do The School Run And Have Date Nights With Sam

24/04/2012 12:19 | Updated 22 May 2015
David Cameron, wife Samantha and daughter FlorencePA

David Cameron has spoken about his attempts to lead a 'normal life' and his determination to be a good dad, husband and prime minister.

During an interview with Radio 4 yesterday, Mr Cameron said he thought there would be 'something wrong' if he couldn't be good in all his roles.

He revealed that most mornings he was at his kitchen table by 5.45 in the morning reading through his official papers – but admitted he did not get to do the school run as often as he'd like.

He said: "It has to be possible to be a decent husband and a good father and a good prime minister at the same time. If it isn't possible, then there is something wrong."

"If you are completely fried and exhausted and have no time for your family and never go for a jog or play a game of tennis... you will get into a situation where you make very bad judgments because you are exhausted and stressed."

"Spending some time with your wife because you love each other, and you want to cook dinner for each other or go out to dinner with each other – that to me is a date night, and that is a lovely thing to do."

He confessed that he couldn't always take his children to school once a week as he would like to, admitting that his school runs sometimes only happened once a fortnight or even once a month.

He said his job was 'extraordinary' and that he worked 'extraordinarily hard'. "Ask anyone who works with me," he said, "And they will tell you I work hard."

The dad-of-three reportedly ordered his team to 'ring-fence' time in his diary for him to spend with his family when he first became PM. He and his wife Samantha have three children, Nancy Gwen, Arthur Elwen and Florence Rose Endellion. Their eldest son, Ivan Reginald Ian, died in 2009, aged six.

What do you think about Mr Cameron's comments - can he be a good husband, dad, AND prime minister?

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