Kwasi Kwarteng

Kwasi Kwarteng has been the Conservative Member of Parliament for Spelthorne since 2010.

Born in London in 1975, Kwasi was educated at Eton College, where he was a King’s Scholar, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took his BA in Classics and History. After a year as a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University, Kwasi returned to Cambridge to complete his PhD in History.

Prior to entering Parliament, Kwasi worked as a financial analyst and author. Since being elected to Parliament, Kwasi has served on both the Transport and Work and Pensions Select Committees.

He is currently a member of the Public Accounts Committee and is Parliamentary Private Secretary to Baroness Evans, Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal.

In addition to his political career, Kwasi is also a widely known historian. His first book, Ghosts of Empire, was published in 2011. His second book, War & Gold, was published in 2014. Most recently Thatcher’s Trial was published in 2015.

You can purchase or pre-order Kwasi Kwarteng’s book from John Sandoe Books, our partner booksellers at the Literary Festival, here