Chancellor of the Exchequer and First Secretary of State.
Born and Educated in London and studied History at Oxford University.
Elected Conservative MP for Tatton, Cheshire in June 2001.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the governments chief financial minister, responsible for raising revenue through taxation or borrowing and controlling public spending. He has overall responsibility for the work of the treasury.
Responsibilities cover Fiscal Policy (Including presenting of the annual budget) monetary policy, setting inflation targets and ministerial arrangements (in his role as second lord of the treasury).
Worked as Political Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition before being elected to Parliament. Entered Parliament as the youngest Conservative MP in the House of Commons.
Served on the Public Accounts Committee and held a number of shadow ministerial posts, being appointed Shadow Chancellor in 2005 aged 33.
Successfully ran David Cameron’s campaign to become leader of the Conservative Party in 2005, was part of the small Conservative negotiating team that led to the formation of the coalition government in 2010 which then saw him appointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer in May 2010.