MP for Tatton, former Chancellor of the Exchequer
George Osborne is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Tatton, Cheshire. He was first elected to the House of Commons in June 2001.
George served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2010 to 2016 – one of the longest periods anyone has held the office. Following the successful election of a Conservative Government in 2015, he served as First Secretary of State.
As a prominent campaigner for Britain to remain in the EU, George left the government in July 2016 following the outcome of the referendum.
During his time as Chancellor the fortunes of the British economy dramatically improved, and George left office with the strongest growth record in the G7. He also oversaw major reforms including: the regeneration of the north of England through the ‘Northern Powerhouse’; forging a new relationship with China; and an overhaul of the UK pension and welfare systems.