Brexiteers could reportedly view the move as a threat as they fear the old Etonian may team up with his former right-hand-man George Osborne to alter the political landscape. Remainer Mr Cameron, whose allies say is the only Tory leader to win a Commons majority in 27 years, is responsible for instigating the process that ultimately led to the UK voting to exit the European Union. His return to front-line politics would therefore be seen as controversial given the current Parliamentary impasse over the contentious constitutional issue.
Friends of Mr Cameron, who is spending his time giving lucrative speeches and writing his political memoirs, say he is “bone-numbingly bored” and seeking a new challenge.
The news of Mr Cameron’s reported comeback comes after former Chancellor Mr Osborne privately hinted at hopes to return to Government, according to The Mail on Sunday.
One source last night claimed friends of Mr Cameron made enquiries about him standing in Sevenoaks.
The Kent constituency is one of the safest Tory seats in the country.
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However Mr Cameron last night denied the claims, saying he had no ambitions to return to the Commons.
Friends of Mr Osborne, who is the editor of the London Evening Standard newspaper, also said last night he was very happy in his current role and would be staying out of Westminster.
In November last year a source whom the former Prime Minister confided in claimed Mr Cameron would not rule out a return to UK politics if a future Tory leader asked him to come back.
The role Mr Cameron would assume was not entirely clear but the insider implied it could be Foreign Secretary.
Speaking to The Sun, the source said: “David is dedicated to public service, and has often said he wouldn’t rule out a public role one day, domestically or internationally.
“But he is only 52, and still a young man.”
The former Prime Minister, who initiated the Brexit referendum process which consequently produced the UK’s decision to leave the EU, is planning to release his political memoirs, For The Record, in the autumn.
Mr Cameron quit his premiership after a crushing defeat in the EU Referendum.
In part of his leaving speech, he said: “The negotiation with the EU will need to begin under a new Prime Minister and I think it is right this new Prime Minister takes the decision about when to trigger Article 50 and start the formal and legal process of leaving the EU.
“The British people have made a choice that not only needs to be respected but those on the losing side of the argument, myself included, should help to make it work.
“Britain is a special country, we have so many great advantages – a Parliamentary democracy where we resolve great issues about our future through peaceful debate.
“A great trading nation with our science and arts, our engineering and creativity, respected the world over. And while we are not perfect, I do believe we can be a model of a multiracial, multi-faith democracy where people can come and make a contribution and rise to the very highest their talent allows.”