A well-known British Conservative Party member named Kwasi Kwarteng has served as secretary of state for business, energy, and industrial strategy since 2010. He is currently 47 years old and was born on May 26, 1975.
He served as Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy between 2021 and 2022. He served as Chancellor of the Exchequer for Liz Truss from September to October of that same year.
He worked as a financial analyst and a columnist for The Daily Telegraph before running for parliament as an MP. In November 2018, Kwarteng was appointed as the Under-Secretary of State for the Department for Exiting the European Union.
Kwarteng received a promotion to Business Secretary in January 2021. When Johnson announced his resignation in 2022, Kwarteng supported Liz Truss’s bid to become the Conservative Party’s leader.
Kwarteng was named Chancellor of the Exchequer after Truss was chosen as Prime Minister.
Kwarteng unveiled a “mini-budget” on September 23 that included a number of tax cuts, which garnered harsh criticism and briefly caused the value of the sterling in relation to the US dollar to drop to an all-time low.
Kwarteng served as Chancellor for barely 38 days until being dismissed on October 14.
After Iain Macleod, who passed away while in office, he had the second-shortest tenure of any chancellor appointed after World War II. Jeremy Hunt succeeded Kwarteng.
Kwasi Kwarteng Parents
The parents of Kwasi Kwarteng, who has held the position of Chancellor of the Exchequer since 2022, are known to be Alfred K. Kwarteng and Charlotte Boaitey-Kwarteng.
In the 1960s, Alfred and Charlotte left Ghana as college students. Alfred works as an economist for the Commonwealth Secretariat, while Charlotte is a lawyer. They hold dual citizenship in Ghana and the United Kingdom. They are natives of Africa.
Kwasi Kwarteng Wife
Harriet Edwards is the wife of Kwasi Kwarteng. In 2019, he married the love of his life, and they had one child together. Harriet works as a lawyer.
The couple welcomed Frances Liberty, their first child, on October 15, 2021.
Kwasi Kwarteng Children
Kwasi Kwateng has a one-year-old daughter named Frances Liberty. Her exact date of birth is unknown but she was born in 2021. Not much information is known about her as she is kept out of the public eye.
Kwasi Kwarteng Siblings
Kwasi Kwateng does not have any siblings from his parents. He is an only child.