Palma.—The Prime Minister, David Cameron, his wife Samantha and their three children may only be across the water in Ibiza this week, but here in Majorca are two British expatriates who for nearly ten years were members of Cameron's constituency committee in Witney, Oxford shire.

Ian Main and his wife Beverly prepare to host Lord Douglas Hurd later this month, who coincidentally was the MP for Witney from 1983 to 1997. Ian Main told the Bulletin yesterday that he always knew that David Cameron had leadership potential, if not the ability to become Prime Minister. “I would not say we were close friends with him, I guess he's got lots of those, but apart from being on his constituency committee, he was always out and about and really did play an important part in the local community. “He did a very good job as our MP, he used to come to all the local events, especially at Christmas and all that and was, and still is, a very great speaker. “He would often breeze in, speak, and breeze out but he always left an impression. “And, he always spoke with authority and that is why I always had high hopes for him,” Ian Main said yesterday. “He never used notes when speaking and always came across as being genuinely interested, he cared and that he was trying to do the right thing and what he believed was right and that is what he's trying to do for the country. “Apart from the challenges of being in a coalition, he's got some seriously tough challenges to over come for the country such as cutting the public deficit. “But, I am confident he and the coalition will. “Obviously, I would have preferred him to have had a clear Conservative mandate to rule but perhaps the coalition will bring the best out of both parties and their policies. “It (the coalition) has lasted this long and I'm convinced it will last the full five years, although I'm sure, as we've already seen, a few members may fall by the wayside along the way,” he added. “I remember in 2007, we were badly flooded and he was one of the first to turn up, meeting us all and talking to us all in the local pub, boosting our spirits and all that. “He's a genuine bloke, a great family man and what you see is what you get. He's going to be a great Prime Minister,” said Ian.