February 1, 2023

Kwasi Kwarteng Wiki, News, Biography, Age, Family, Height & Many More

Kwasi Kwarteng Wiki

Kwasi Kwarteng Wiki: – Kwasi Kwarteng from the words of his close ones and friends is generally described as a person who is Intensely private, though he is known for his consistent efforts in supporting the local enterprises in the community since 2013 when he launched the Spelthorne Business Plan Competition which helps the officials in finding out and supporting the budding entrepreneurs in the society. This competition has been a great success from its start and is held every year except during the pandemic in 2020.

Kwasi Kwarteng Wiki

Kwasi Kwarteng shows keen interest in history and have written several books, he wrote a book “Ghosts of Empires” which was published in 2011 which talked about the legacy of the british empire, and also co-authored another one “Gridlock Nation” with Jonathan Dupont which was also published in the same year.

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Who is Kwasi Kwarteng??

In the early phase of career before becoming the member of the parliament Kwasi Kwarteng used to work as a columnist at The Daily Telegraph, he also worked at a few places like JP Morgan Chase, WestLB, Odey Asset Management, etc. It was the year 2005 when the political career of Kwasi Kwarteng started as he initially became a conservative candidate in the constituency of Brent East during the general elections, though he finished in third place.

In 2006 Kwasi Kwarteng became the chairman of the conservative think tank “Bow Group”, The Times also suggested about him being the first black conservative cabinet minister. Unfortunately in the year 2008 his name was on the sixth on the list of the conservative candidates for the London Assembly Elections, but did not get elected.

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Kwasi Kwarteng Latest News

Today’s British political news took over the cover page right up in the morning when the headline flashed stating “Kwasi Kwarteng dashes home early from US amid tax U-turn chaos”.

The story behind the news is that Kwasi Kwarteng who was recently appointed as the Chancellor of the Exchequer cut shorts of the International Monetary Fund Meetings (IMF) after he insisted that his job as well as position is safe, sources states that he flew home early from Washington to respond over political crisis that arise due to his tax-cutting budget.

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This incident showed the signs of government plans over the U-turn on the plan of scrapping the rise in corporation tax, leading the chancellor to leave a day earlier than planned so that he can engage back with his colleagues in London over the medium-term fiscal plan that is to be announced at the end of the October.

The early departure of the chancellor from Washington gave birth to all this drama and risking his position and seat in the parliament.

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Kwasi Kwarteng Personal Information

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Full Name Akwasi Addo Alfred Kwarteng
Nick Name Kwasi Kwarteng
Profession Politician (British)
Current Position Chancellor of the Exchequer
Date of birth 26th May 1975
Age 47 Years Old
Birth Place London Borough of Waltham Forest
Residence London
Father’s Name Alfred K. Kwarteng
Mother’s Name Charlotte Boaitey Kwarteng
Category Biography

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Kwasi Kwarteng Early Life and Studies

Kwasi Kwarteng was the only child of Alfred K. Kwarteng, his father who was an economist in the Commonwealth Secretariat and her mother Charlotte Boaitey Kwarteng who was a barrister. Both of them emigrated to London back in the 1960s from Ghana when they were just students.

Kwasi started studying in the state primary school at the Waltham Forest, later on he attended Colet Court which was known to be an independent preparatory school in the streets of London where in the year 1988 he was awarded with one of renowned preparatory prizes which was the Harrow History Prize.

After this Kwasi Kwarteng went to Eton College for higher studies as a “King’s Scholar” and was also awarded there with the Newcastle Scholarship prize. During the tenure of his studies at Trinity and Cambridge he achieved remarkable milestones like getting a double first class degree in classics and history in the year 1993 along with winning the bronze medal twice.

In the year 1995, BBC used to host a quiz show that goes by the name University Challenge, that year Kwasi Kwarteng was one of the members of the winning team. At Cambridge university he was a member of the Pitt club and from that time till now he returns for paying a visit. He also stood one year as a “Kennedy Scholar” at Harvard University and finally earned his Phd. degree from the University of Cambridge in the discipline of economic history in the year 2000.

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Kwasi Kwarteng Career

Career: – In 2010, parliamentary career of Kwasi Kwarteng came into the picture when he was selected as a conservative candidate for Spelthorne and won the elections by almost 21.2 % majority of votes to become the MP of Spelthorne.

Kwasi Kwarteng stood as the transport select committee member from 2010 till 2013, from 2013 – 2015 he was Work and Pensions select committee member, and in 2015 he ones again became the MP of Spelthorne and during this tenure he was involved in the finance committee till February 2017 and was also a Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the House of Lords till June 2017. He also stood as Public Accounts Committee Member for a few months in between the year 2016 – 2017.

In June 2017, Kwasi Kwarteng reelected once again as MP of Spelthorne and along with this from 2017 – 2018 he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, stood as Parliamentary-under Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the European Union 2018 – 2019.

In December 2019, Kwasi Kwarteng was again reelected as MP of Spelthorne and with that he was Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from July 2019 till January 2021. In January 2021 Kwasi stood as Secretary of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and recently in September 2022, he was appointed as the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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Kwasi Kwarteng Social Media

They have many followers on his Instagram account. He is very popular on social media.

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Kwasi Kwarteng Wife, Girlfriend

Kwasi’s marital status is married. His Wife’s name is Harriet Edwards.

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Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Harriet Edwards
Children 1