Philip Hammond (born 4 December 1955) is a British Conservative politician who was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2016 to 2019 under Prime Minister Theresa May. He has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Runnymede and Weybridge since 1997.
Hammond was born in Epping, Essex, and studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at University College, Oxford. He worked from 1984 as a company director at Castlemead Ltd – a healthcare and nursing company. From 1995 to 1997 he acted as an adviser to the government of Malawi before his election to Parliament. He was appointed to the Shadow Cabinet by Michael Howard in 2005 as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Following David Cameron’s election, Hammond was promoted to Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; however, Cameron returned Hammond to his previous position as Shadow Chief Secretary in a 2007 Shadow Cabinet reshuffle.
After the formation of the Coalition Government in May 2010, he was appointed Secretary of State for Transport and was sworn of the Privy Council. Upon the resignation of Liam Fox over a scandal in October 2011, Hammond was promoted to replace him as Secretary of State for Defence, before being further promoted in July 2014 to become Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.In July 2016, after Theresa May succeeded Cameron as Prime Minister, Hammond was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer. As Chancellor, Hammond suggested that the government may begin a reduction in austerity measures. In July 2019, he spoke in an interview of his plans to tender his resignation to Theresa May should Boris Johnson be announced as the new Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister. He said should he be part of the Johnson Cabinet he would be required to support a no-deal Brexit. With the selection of Boris Johnson as the next Prime Minister he tendered his resignation to Theresa May.
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Philip Hammond backs Rory Stewart to lead charge against nodeal BrexitThe Times Rory Stewart is being lined up to lead a campaign to stop a no-deal Brexit as former cabinet ministers and millionaire donors hold secret talks on the plans. View full coverage on Google News
Indian origin Priti Patel appointed as Britain's Home Secretary
The newly elected British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Indian origin Priti Patel as the country Home Secretary. The Prime Minister named former Home Secretary Sajid Javid to take over from Philip Hammond as the Finance Secretary or Chancellor.
Preeti Patel of Indian origin was appointed as Home Secretary of UK
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Preet Patel, Indian origin as the Home Secretary of the country. The Prime Minister nominated former Home Secretary Sajid Javid as the Finance Secretary or Chancellor to take charge from Philip Hammond.
Penny Mordaunt sacked as defence secretary | NewsThe Times Philip Hammond Rory Stewart and David Gauke all quit as government exodus begins before Boris Johnson is appointed prime ministerEvening Standard View full coverage on Google News
Boris Johnson 'to sack Jeremy Hunt as Foreign Secretary' as Hammond Gauke and Stewart quitTelegraph.co.uk Philip Hammond resigns as Boris Johnson prepares for No 10 latest newsFinancial Times Philip Hammond quits as Chancellor as Boris heads to Downing StreetMetro.co.uk Boris Johnson LIVE: May heads to Buckingham Palace as Hammond RESIGNS - Remainers fleeExpress.co.uk Who's set to come in - and come out - of cabinet under Boris Johnson?Sky News View full coverage on Google News
Editorial: Philip Hammond's resignation is inevitable given Boris Johnson's no-deal delusionsThe Independent Philip Hammond to delay Boris Johnson's move into Downing Street by keeping his furniture there until the weekendTelegraph.co.uk Government offers 'inflation-busting' pay risesBBC News How the new chancellor can map out the post-Brexit economyTelegraph.co.uk Philip Hammonds successor must tell hard truths on BrexitFinancial Times View full coverage on Google News
A word in the new chancellor's ear . . . though it might not be welcomeThe Times Is this the moment 'Spreadsheet Phil' breaks out of his cell?Sky News Philip Hammond resignation: Who could replace Philip Hammond as chancellor?Express.co.uk Editorial: Philip Hammond's resignation is inevitable given Boris Johnson's no-deal delusionsThe Independent View full coverage on Google News
UK will vote to leave EU if reform is ‘cosmetic’, says Philip Hammond
UK will vote to leave EU if reform is ‘cosmetic’, says Philip Hammond Foreign secretary says real changes must be made over how membership works and the independence of sovreign nations to make their own decisions Philip Hammond on the Andrew Marr Show.