George Osborne was elected MP for Tatton in 2001. Heir apparent to the Osborne baronetcy of Ballentaylor and Ballylemon, he was appointed to Michael Howard’s shadow cabinet in 2004.
In May 2010 he became chancellor of the exchequer in the Conservative-led coalition.
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