David and Samantha Cameron relax during Easter break in Lanzarote

David Cameron and his wife Samantha have been pictured relaxing with a beer during their Easter break in Lanzarote.

The pair were photographed at the Playa Blanca resort after Mr Cameron flew to the Canary Island on Thursday.

The Prime Minister told MPs before leaving Westminster that he needed "more time to think" after a "tough week" dealing with the fallout from the Budget and Iain Duncan Smith's resignation.

Mr Cameron appeared to have left his political woes behind as he sat with a glass of beer in front of him, sharing a joke with his wife.

Mr Cameron was wearing a casual navy shirt, navy trousers and slip on shoes while Samantha wore a white summer dress and wedge heeled sandals and draped a grey wrap around one shoulder.

The PM has come under fire for escaping abroad just weeks after appealing to others to spend Easter in flood-ravaged parts of the UK.

It is the second time in three years that the Prime Minister and his family have spent time on the Canary Island.