George Osborne was elected as the Member of Parliament for Tatton, Cheshire, in June 2001. He replaced Martin Bell and became the youngest Conservative MP in the House of Commons. He was elected for a second term in May 2005.
At the May 2010 General Election, George was re-elected with an increased majority of 14,487, and appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer by the new Prime Minister, David Cameron.
Since becoming the MP for Tatton, George has saved Knutsford Courthouse from closure; campaigned successfully to save maternity, children's and A&E services at Macclesfield Hospital; helped to save the direct train services between London and Wilmslow; campaigned to get the A34 bypass built; and helped to save the local Taxi rider service.
Recently he secured a compensation package for several hundred homeowners in the Knutsford and Mobberley areas affected by the building of the airport's second runway a decade ago.
George is married to the writer Frances Osborne. They have two young children.