Ed Victor representing David Cameron for memoir deal

Ed Victor representing David Cameron for memoir deal

Literary agent Ed Victor is representing former prime minister David Cameron as he reportedly looks to strike a lucrative deal for his memoirs.

Victor told The Times: "He's going to write a wonderful memoir and get a great deal but that's all I'm going to say."

He added: "I've been characteristically discreet."

The report suggests that the former prime minister is holding out for a deal in excess of the £4.6m advance Tony Blair is rumoured to have received for his memoirs A Journey, published with Penguin Random House imprint Hutchinson in 2010.

The memoirs will be Cameron's "main project", according to the Times, which also suggests he is writing the book himself. Ed Victor has not responded to The Bookseller for comment.

Cameron quit as the Conservative MP for Witney on Monday (12th September), following his resignation as prime minister after June's EU referendum, on the grounds he wanted to eliminate himself as a "distraction" for new PM Theresa May. "As a former prime minister it is very difficult, I think, to sit as a backbencher and not be an enormous diversion and distraction from what the government is doing," he told the BBC.