David Cameron
PM support from Downing Street.
21st Jul 2011
David Cameron


Prime Minister David Cameron is in the national newspapers every day - but not usually for supporting Villa.

But this occured early in the 2011-12 season when he took his young son to watch Alex McLeish's side as they faced QPR at Loftus Road.

The expression of total delight on his face when Barry Bannan fired in his penalty demonstarted uneqivocally his love of all things claret and blue.

He showed his support on the BBC's predicitions show with Mark Lawrenson and Dan Walker even earlier that season.

When going through his score thoughts on each Barclays Premier League match, the topic came to Villa's tough tie with Chelsea.

Without flinching the PM simply said: "That's easy. 6-0 Villa. Next."

He even flew the flag for Villa during a live television debate a few years ago.

The politician had been taking part in a discussion when he was asked who he thought would win the Champions League final between Manchester United and Chelsea.

He said it was of little consequence to him because as far as he was concerned there was only one team - the Villa.

He was quoted: "The first game I ever went to was an Aston Villa game and so I am an Aston Villa fan. We have had a pretty good season ourselves.

"I don't really mind who wins the Champions League."

Cameron is the nephew of former Villa chairman Sir William Dugdale who took him to his first ever game as a 13-year-old.

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