Osborne was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Tatton,
Cheshire, in June 2001. Winning with a majority of 8,611, he replaced
Martin Bell and became the youngest Conservative MP in the House
of Commons. He was re-elected in May 2005 and again in May 2010,
finally being rewarded with the cabinet position of Chancellor
of the Exchequer in the new coalition government.
As the MP for Tatton he has helped secure some notable victories
for his constituents - including saving Knutsford Crown Court, preserving
direct trains services to Wilmslow and stopping Manchester Airport
changing its departure routes.
George was born in London in May 1971. He was educated at St Paul's
School, London, and at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he read modern
history. At Oxford he was a demy (scholar) and joint editor of the
University magazine Isis. He was also a Dean Rusk scholar for a
semester at Davidson College, North Carolina. After a short spell
as a freelance journalist, George joined the Conservative Research
Department in 1994 and became Head of the Political Section. From
1995-7 he was the Special Adviser at the Ministry of Agriculture,
Fisheries and Food and worked in the Political Office at 10, Downing
Street. From 1997-2001 George was Political Secretary to the Leader
of the Opposition and Secretary to the Shadow Cabinet.
George is married to the writer Frances Osborne, whose first book
Lilla’s Feast was published by Doubleday in hardback last
autumn. They have two young children and they live in London and