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George Osborne

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George[1] Osborne (born 23rd May 1971) was the British finance minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, responsible for administering the UK public revenue, from 2010 to 2016. He was appointed on 12th May 2010 by the Prime Minister, David Cameron; the post is the highest executive office after Prime Minister. He was dismissed by the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, on 13th July 2016.

Osborne previously served as Shadow Chancellor, i.e. the Opposition speaker on financial matters.

Since 2001, Osborne has also been Member of Parliament (MP) for Tatton. In September 2016 he stated that he would not leave Parliament, although that same month new constituency boundary proposals were unveiled that would see his seat ablolished. Osborne formed a new think tank to promote his "Northern powerhouse" project that he pursued as Chancellor, which proposes economic development of the north of England.

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  1. He was actually christened Gideon Oliver, but later adopted the name George.