Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Responsibilities

  • EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill
  • Vote on the final deal
  • English Regions
  • Security Partnership & Justice

Current role holder: Kwasi Kwarteng MP

Kwasi Kwarteng MP was appointed to be a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Exiting the European Union on 16 November 2018.

Kwasi read classics and history at Trinity College, Cambridge, and then attended Harvard University on a Kennedy Scholarship. He earned a PhD in economic history from the University of Cambridge in 2000.

Before becoming a Member of Parliament, Kwasi worked as an analyst in financial services.

Kwasi was elected as Member of Parliament for Spelthorne in 2010. From 2010 until 2013 he was a member of the Transport Select Committee, and in 2013 he joined the Work and Pensions Select Committee where he was a member until 2015.

In October 2016 Kwasi joined the Public Accounts Committee, where he was a member until May 2017.

In 2015 Kwasi was appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the House of Lords, and in 2017 he became Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Personal life

Kwasi’s passions include history, music and languages. He has lived in and around London for most of his life. He has authored several books, including Ghosts of Empire, War and Gold and Thatcher’s Trial.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Suella Braverman MP

    • 2018 to 2018

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