George Osborne, Ex-U.K. Finance Minister, Named As Editor Of London Newspaper

Former British finance minister George Osborne will become the new editor of the London Evening Standard, the newspaper said Friday, confirming a BBC report. Osborne will remain a lawmaker in the British parliament. "I am proud to be a Conservative MP, but as editor and leader of a team of dedicated and independent journalists, our only interest will be to give a voice to all Londoners," he said in a statement. Osborne was replaced as Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer in July in the wake of a government shakeup after the Brexit referendum in June 2016. In January, Osborne was named as a part-time adviser at fund manager BlackRock.

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