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Chancellor of the Exchequer: Rt Hon George Osborne MP

George Osborne was appointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer on the 12th May 2010.

Born and educated in London, George studied modern history at Oxford University.

After a short spell as a freelance journalist, George joined the Conservative Research Department in 1994.

George has covered a wide range of issues and departments in his career – including Work and Pensions, Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and Transport.

Before becoming Shadow Chancellor, he served as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Shadow Economic Secretary, as well as sitting on the Public Accounts Select Committee.

Positions held

Family life

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