Rt Hon George Osborne CH
George Osborne served as the Conservative Member of the House of Commons for Tatton, Cheshire from 2001 to 2017.

He is currently editor of the London Evening Standard and the Chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, a not-for-profit organisation he established with business and civic leaders to promote economic development in the North of England. He is the inaugural Kissinger Fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership and is an adviser to BlackRock Investment Institute.

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, the deficit greatly reduced, corporate tax rates at a record low and the employment rate at an all-time high. He also oversaw major reforms including: the regeneration of the north of England through the 'Northern Powerhouse'; forging a new 'golden era' of relations with China; and an overhaul of the UK pension and welfare systems.

On his appointment in May 2010, George was the youngest Chancellor since Randolph Churchill in 1886. Prior to that he was elected as the youngest Conservative MP in 2001, he served as Shadow Chancellor for five years, ran David Cameron's successful campaign to become Leader of the Conservative Party and helped negotiate the formation of Britain's first Coalition Government since the Second World War.

In August 2016, George was made a Companion of Honour by Her Majesty the Queen. He has a Masters Degree from Oxford University in Modern History, and was a Dean Rusk Scholar at Davidson College, North Carolina.

George lives in London, is married to the writer Frances Osborne and they have two teenage children.