Kwasi Kwarteng

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Kwasi Kwarteng

Official portrait, 2022
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
6 September 2022 – 14 October 2022
Prime MinisterLiz Truss
Preceded byNadhim Zahawi
Succeeded byJeremy Hunt
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
In office
8 January 2021 – 6 September 2022
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byAlok Sharma
Succeeded byJacob Rees-Mogg
Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth
In office
24 July 2019 – 8 January 2021
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byClaire Perry
Succeeded byAnne-Marie Trevelyan
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
In office
16 November 2018 – 24 July 2019
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded bySuella Braverman
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Member of Parliament
for Spelthorne
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded byDavid Wilshire
Majority18,393 (37.2%)
Personal details
Akwasi Addo Alfred Kwarteng

(1975-05-26) 26 May 1975 (age 48)
Waltham Forest, London, England
Political partyConservative
Harriet Edwards (m. 2019)
Residence11 Downing Street, London
EducationEton College
Alma mater
  • Politician
  • columnist
  • financial analyst
  • author

Kwasi Kwarteng (born Akwasi Addo Alfred Kwarteng; 26 May 1975)[1][2] is a British Conservative Party politician. He has served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 6 September to 14 October 2022.[3] He was the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from 2021 to 2022. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Spelthorne since 2010. He became known for promoting and passing Prime Minister Liz Truss's controversial economic plans which caused a government crisis and his firing.

References[change | change source]

  1. "No. 59418". The London Gazette. 13 May 2010. p. 8745.
  2. "Kwasi Kwarteng MP". BBC Democracy Live. BBC News. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
  3. Walker, Peter (2022-10-14). "Liz Truss appoints Jeremy Hunt as chancellor after sacking Kwarteng". The Guardian. Retrieved 2022-10-14.