David Cameron, the former UK prime minster, has taken on new consulting roles, include a position at Illumina, but has been banned from lobbying ministers though July, the BBC reports. Cameron, a member of the Conservative Party, stepped down as prime minister after about six years in 2016, following the European Union referendum.

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