Profile: George Osborne - Chancellor of the Exchequer
Name: Rt Hon George Osborne MP
Education: Degree in modern history from Oxford University.
Positions held: Following a brief spell as a freelance journalist, George Osborne joined the Conservative Research Department in 1994. He became an MP for Tatton in 2001 and has focused on a wide range of areas in his career – including Work and Pensions, Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and Transport.
He served as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Shadow Economic Secretary, as well as sitting on the Public Accounts Select Committee, before becoming Shadow Chancellor in 2005.
Osborne was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer in May 2010, and became the youngest Chancellor for more than a century.