While his former Conservative colleagues battle out an election campaign, former Prime Minister and Witney MP David Cameron is facing a very different struggle of his own.
Mr Cameron has revealed plans to write a book in a designer garden shed that has been installed at his family home in the Cotswolds – but he has admitted to battling his kids for control of the new purchase.
The shepherd’s hut, which reportedly cost the former MP £25,000, includes a wood-burning stove, pull-out double sofa bed and sheep’s wool insulation.
Mr Cameron admitted his wife Samantha made all the design decisions about the hut, in which he plans to write his memoirs.
In a blog for the Oxfordshire company from which he bought the hut, Red Sky Shepherds Huts, he said Samantha makes all the design decisions and “as ever she has made a very good choice”.
Asked about who was going to be using their new garden room, he said: “Well, there’s been a bit of a fight already – my children want to use it as a Wendy house. I want to use it as a book writing room and my son wants it as an alternative bedroom. So, quite a lot of competition.
“When it first arrived, there was great excitement – who was going to spend the first night in it?”
When asked about who won, he said: “That was my son… I wasn’t going to take him on!”
He added: “I think this one [hut] is particularly lovely – it’s a very nice colour which goes with the Cotswold stone and we really love it.”
Red Sky Shepherds Huts is owned by Paul Bennett who builds many of the huts at Millets Farm, near Abingdon.
Mr Cameron resigned as Prime Minister after six years in July last year following the EU Referendum and stepped down as Witney MP two months later.