George Osborne served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from May 2010 until July 2016. He was also First Secretary of State from May 2015 until July 2016. He was elected the Conservative MP for Tatton, Cheshire in June 2001.
He was born and educated in London, studying modern history at Oxford University.
George worked as Political Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition before being elected to Parliament. He entered Parliament as the youngest Conservative MP in the House of Commons.
After serving on the Public Accounts Committee and holding a number of 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. 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. He served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from May 2010 until July 2016.
He was the youngest Chancellor to take office since Randolph Churchill in 1886.
George is married to the writer Frances Osborne. They have 2 children.