David Gauke

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Conservative minister David Gauke

David Gauke is the Conservative Party MP for South West Hertfordshire. In the May 2015 election, Gauke retained his seat with a majority of 23,263.

He was appointed to Chief Secretary to HM Treasury on 14 July 2016 in new Prime Minister Theresa May's extensive cabinet reshuffle. [1]

He was previously the exchequer secretary at the Treasury from 2010 to 2014.[2][3]


Gauke was educated at Northgate High School in Ipswich, he went on to read law at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University. After a year of working as a parliamentary researcher, he attended Chester College of Law where he became a trainee solicitor. [4]

Gauke was a member of the Treasury Select Committee from February 2006 until he was appointed as a Shadow Minister for the Treasury in June 2007. [4]


  • Conservative Friends of Israel - Gauke revealed in 2006 during a debate about Britain's Iran Policy that he had recently been flown to Israel by on trip funded by CFI.[5]


  1. 'Whos in and whos out? May's new cabinet' 14 July 2016, BBC News, accessed 15 July 2016
  2. Full list of new cabinet ministers and other government appointments, guardian.co.uk, 13 May 2010.
  3. Ministerial appointments: July 2014, Prime Minister's Office, 15 July 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Financial secretary to the treasury David Gauke MP GOV.UK, accessed 10 October 2014
  5. BPCIF, "David Gauke MP: Iran has an appalling record of exporting terror", British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom, 1 February 2006, accessed on 22 December 2010