- Greg Hands, Member of Parliament for Chelsea & Fulham, has been appointed Chairman of the Conservative Party by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
- Greg is excited to have been asked by the Prime Minister to be Conservative Party Chairman. Greg’s work as Chairman is underway.
- The Conservative Party is in good shape and is up for the fight with Labour and the other parties.
Greg Hands MP joined the Conservative Party in 1986 and became a ward chairman in 1992. In 1998 Greg was elected as a Councillor in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and soon after, in 1999 he was Group Leader of the Conservative council group.
In 2005 Greg was elected as Member of Parliament for Hammersmith and Fulham, taking the marginal seat from Labour, with a 7% swing, achieving a majority of 5,000 votes.
For the 2010 General Election Greg was selected to fight the newly created constituency of Chelsea & Fulham which he won with a huge majority. Since then, Greg has successfully defended his seat of Chelsea & Fulham in the 2015, 2017 and 2019 General Elections.
Greg has been a government minister since October 2011 and has taken on a variety of roles in Government. He first served as the Treasury Whip, 2011 to 2013, and then as government Deputy Chief Whip and Treasurer of Her Majesty’s Household, 2013 to 2015. Following the May 2015 General Election, Greg Hands attended Cabinet as Chief Secretary to the Treasury under the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne.
He was also previously a Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy between 16 September 2021 and 7 September 2022 and Minister of State at the Department for International Trade between 9 October 2022 and 7 February 2023.
Greg is excited to have been appointed as Chairman of the Conservative Party by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Greg has always been a close supporter of Rishi Sunak and has worked with him in Government in many roles. He has the right policies and is the right person to get the UK through the tough economic times we are facing, which is why Greg supported his campaign in the summer.
The work of the new Party Chairman has begun, and Greg is getting on with the job!
Commenting, Greg Hands said:
“I am delighted that the Prime Minister has asked me to be Chairman of the Conservative Party.
I joined the Conservative Party in 1986 and I have been an elected representative for my local area for over 20 years. It is an absolute honour to chair it in 2023.
The work starts right away. The Conservative Party is in good shape and up for the fight with the unreformed Labour Party and the other parties as well.
The Conservative Party will have a really good story to tell in next year’s general election, and we are definitely looking forward to it.’’