British Conservative Party Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for the constituency of Tatton. He also served, beginning in 2010, as Second Lord of the Treasury and as Chancellor of the Exchequer.
After studying history at Magdalen College, Oxford, he worked as a freelance journalist. In 1994, he accepted a position with the U.K. Conservative Party's Conservative Research Department.
In 2005, he became Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer.
He married author Frances Victoria Howell in 1998; they became parents to a son named Luke and a daughter named Liberty.
During the mid 1990s, he served as an adviser to fellow Conservative Party politician Douglas Hogg who served as Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.