Lancashire born Steve Barclay, who attended King Edward VII School, is now Chief Secretary to the Treasury. After completing his education and his ‘A’ levels at King Edward VII School, Steve Barclay went on to qualify as a solicitor. He was initially elected an MP in May 2010.
Although not a Cabinet post, Lytham St Annes educated Mr Barclay will attend Cabinet meetings and will oversee important areas such as public sector pay and pensions, and the ever increasing cost of HS2. He was relatively unknown when Theresa May (remember her!) promoted him to the Brexit Secretary role. He has since been one of Boris Johnson’s most loyal supporters, but his former post of Brexit Secretary is no longer needed.
The former Chief Secretary to the Treasury was Rishi Sunak. Rishi will now certainly be in the spotlight as at 39 he is Britain’s second youngest to hold the important post of Chancellor (George Osborne was 38 when he took on the role in 2010). The new Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Mr Barclay, will be 50 this year.
His former school, King Edward VII School is now known as AKS Lytham, following the 2012 merger of King Edward VII and Queen Mary School and Blackpool’s Arnold School. For students in Years 7 to 13 the fees are currently £12,285 per annum.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]