Cameron's wife was in NY on 9/11

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David Cameron has revealed for the first time how his wife was in New York during the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001.

The Conservative leader, in an interview with CNN this weekend, spoke of how he spent a frantic few hours trying to get hold of Samantha after the planes hit the World Trade Center. He spoke to Christiane Amanpour at the World Economic Forum in Davos in an interview pitching the would-be PM to an American audience. He said the special relationship between the UK and US was based on very "real things", including the Second World War and 9/11. "My wife was in New York," he said. " I couldn't get hold of her for a few hours."