ELLIE Simmonds last night welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron to her ‘house’ as she further cemented her place as one of the faces of London 2012 with her second victory of the Games, this time in the SM6 200 metres individual medley.

Cameron and ex-PM Gordon Brown witnessed a second gold in world record time and it was the former who presented the 17-year-old with her medal.

The Swansea-born swimmer was not the only British medallist last night.

Natalie Jones was third behind Simmonds while Sascha Kindred was second in the men’s equivalent despite dipping under his old world record, Susie Rodgers won bronze in the S7 100m freestyle on her Paralympic debut which she later matched as part of the women’s 4x100m (34pts) freestyle relay.

Simmonds was catapulted into the public eye four years ago with her tears on the podium after she won two titles in Beijing aged just 13.

Now the Walsall-born athlete is firmly embedded in the public consciousness and is surely a contender to make the shortlist of the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year having become a crossover star.

Fifth after the butterfly leg and fourth at halfway, Simmonds made her way up to second at the final turn where she produced a blistering freestyle – 1.38secs faster than anyone in the field – to touch in three minutes 05.39 seconds.

Victory sent the Aquatics Centre into a frenzy as with her S6 400m freestyle win earlier in the meet.

While Cameron was not greeted with universal applause on being introduced prior to the medal ceremony, any boos were drowned out by the raucous cheers and feelgood factor.

It was not the pair’s first meeting of which she said: ‘‘I’ve met him at his house, in number 10. It’s great to meet him in my place, at the pool.

‘‘It was just congratulations.

I don’t really remember much, but being on the podium was just an amazing atmosphere and an amazing experience really, to be on it second time running. I’m just really pleased.

‘‘That’s really awesome to be competing in front of them, but not just them, to be competing in front of my friends and family. They all mean the world to me.’’ Her effort was 1.58secs inside the mark she had set in the morning, an ambition she had in mind.

She said: ‘‘Personally I believed I was going to get that gold medal.

‘‘Tonight I knew I was on form from this morning. I knew it was going to be tough, but mainly I was racing against myself. I knew there was going to be people out there to watch.’’