George Osborne


George Osborne was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Tatton, Cheshire, in June 2001. He replaced Martin Bell and became the youngest Conservative MP of the time in the House of Commons. He was re-elected in May 2005 with a majority of 11,731 and in May 2010.

After the 2010 general election George Osborne entered No 11 Downing Street as chancellor of the exchequer. He had been Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2005, shadowing first Gordon Brown until June 2007, and then Alistair Darling. He was also in charge of coordinating the Conservative Party’s General Election Campaign. He was responsible for managing David Cameron’s successful campaign for leadership of the Conservative Party. George Osborne served as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Shadow Work and Pensions Minister, Shadow Economic Secretary and as an Opposition Whip. He has also been a member of the Public Accounts Select Committee and the Transport Select Committee. On 8th May 2015 he was appointed First Secretary of State.

George was born in London in May 1971. He was educated at St Paul’s School, London, and at Magdalen College , Oxford , where he read modern history. At Oxford he was a demy (scholar) and joint editor of the University magazine Isis . After a short spell as a freelance journalist, George joined the Conservative Research Department in 1994 and became Head of the Political Section. From 1995-7 he was the Special Adviser at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and worked in the Political Office at 10 Downing Street. From 1997-2001 George was Political Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition and Secretary to the Shadow Cabinet.

George is married to the writer Frances Osborne. They have two young children and they live in London and Cheshire.

Constituency: Tatton

Constituency Address: Tatton, Conservative Association, Manchester Road, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0LT

Constituency Tel: 01565 873 037

Date of Birth: 23 May 1971


Party: Conservative

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Westminster Address: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Westminster Tel: 020 7219 8214


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