Ministerial role

Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Responsibilities

Ministerial responsibilities will be confirmed in due course.

Current role holder: Stephen Barclay MP

Stephen Barclay was appointed as Economic Secretary to the Treasury on 14 June 2017.

He served as a Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) from 17 July 2016 to 14 June 2017. He was elected Conservative MP for North East Cambridgeshire in May 2010.

Education

Stephen was educated at King Edward VII School in Lytham St. Annes Lancashire before reading history at Peterhouse, Cambridge. He later studied law at the College of Law, Chester.

Political career

From 2010 to 2014 Stephen served on the Public Accounts Committee which scrutinises government spending. Stephen served as Assistant Government Whip from May 2015 until July 2016.

Career outside politics

Stephen qualified as a solicitor in 1998. He worked as an insurance company lawyer for Axa Insurance, as a regulator for the Financial Services Authority, and as Director of Regulatory Affairs and then Head of Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions at Barclays Retail Bank.

Personal life

Stephen is married and has 2 children.

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