George Gideon Oliver Osborne (born Gideon Oliver Osborne; 23 May 1971) is a British politician and member of the Conservative Party who has been the First Secretary of State since 2015, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Second Lord of the Treasury since 2010 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tatton since 2001.
Born in Paddington, Osborne descends from one of the oldest Anglo-Irish aristocracies. The eldest son of Sir Peter Osborne, 17th Baronet, he is the heir apparent to the Osborne baronetcy. He was educated at Norland Place School, Colet Court and St Paul's School, London before graduating with a degree in modern history from Magdalen College at the University of Oxford.
Intending to become a journalist, Osborne worked for the The Daily Telegraph before joining the Conservative Research Department and becoming head of its Political Section. He was then a special adviser to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Douglas Hogg and then worked in the Political Office at 10 Downing Street. After working for Prime Minister John Major's campaign team during the party's defeat at the 1997 general election, Osborne was a speechwriter and Political Secretary for Major's successor as Conservative Party Leader, William Hague...
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