Kwasi Kwarteng has been the Conservative Member of Parliament for Spelthorne since 2010.
Born in London in 1975, Kwasi has a BA and PhD in History from Cambridge. Prior to entering Parliament, Kwasi worked as a financial analyst and author.
Kwasi was appointed Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in January 2021. He had been Minister of State at the same department since July 2019.
Since being elected, Kwasi has served on a number of Select Committees and has served as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Leader of the House of Lords and the Chancellor of the Exchequer as well as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department for Exiting the European Union.
Kwasi has consistently supported local enterprise and regularly calls for business-friendly reforms in Parliament. To find the local entrepreneurs of tomorrow, he launched the Spelthorne Business Plan Competition in 2013. The competition has run successfully every year since.