Gideon Oliver "George" Osborne is the former Conservative MP for Tatton in Cheshire, and was the Chancellor of the Exchequer during David Cameron's government. He was announced as the new Editor of the Evening Standard in March 2017.
George Osborne was an MP from 2001-2017, and raised eyebrows as an appointment as Editor for a newspaper without an apparent background in journalism. In 1993, however, he applied for various media jobs - and was interviewed, but rejected, for both a place on The Times's trainee scheme, and a role at The Economist. He worked for a time for the Daily Telegraph, doing freelance work for the 'Peterborough' column.
On Twitter, he describes himself as: “Evening Standard Editor, Northern Powerhouse Partnership Chair & former Chancellor”
George has been the Editor at London Evening Standard since May 2017.
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