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Chancellor of the Exchequer: Rt Hon George Osborne MP

George Osborne was born and educated in London. He studied Modern History at Oxford University.

He worked as Political Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition before being elected as the Member of Parliament for Tatton, Cheshire, in June 2001. He entered Parliament as the youngest Conservative MP in the House of Commons. In May 2010 he increased his majority to 14,487.

After serving on the Public Accounts Committee, and holding a number Shadow Ministerial posts, he was appointed to the position of Shadow Chancellor in 2005, aged 33, where he served opposite Chancellors Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling until 2010.

In 2005 he successfully ran David Cameron's campaign to become Leader of the Conservative Party.

The Spectator named him as Politician of the Year in 2007.

As General Election Coordinator he was in charge of the Conservative Party's 2010 Campaign.

Following the 2010 Election he was part of the small Conservative negotiating team during the discussions that led to the formation of the Coalition Government.

In May 2010 he became Chancellor of the Exchequer.

He is the youngest Chancellor to take office since Randolph Churchill in 1886. He has introduced two Budgets which have tackled Britain’s budget deficit, and laid the foundations for growth. He has also undertaken far reaching reform of the financial sector.

He is married to the writer Frances Osborne. They have two children.

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