Two handy graphics to explain what has happened in the UK since David Cameron became PM six years ago


As David Cameron says goodbye to life in Downing Street once and for all, we take a look at some of the things that have happened in the UK during his six years as the UK Prime Minister.

Since he became PM in 2010, the population of the UK has risen from 62,759,500 to 65,110,000, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The graphic below shows some of the other things that have gone up. The proportion of UK cabinet posts held by women has increased steadily, from 14% in his first cabinet to 33% today - the highest percentage in history.

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And what's gone down?

Among many things, unemployment has fallen from 2.51 million in the three months to May 2010 to 1.67 million in the three months to April 2016.

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There's also some good news in the form of greenhouse gas emissions, which have seen a significant drop - from 588.2 million tonnes in 2010 to 483 million tonnes in 2015.