Philip Hammond

British politician (born 1955)

Philip Hammond, Baron Hammond of Runnymede PC (born 4 December 1955) is an English politician. He was born in Epping, Essex. He became Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2016. He became Secretary of State for Transport on 12 May 2010,[1] and a Privy Counsellor on 13 May 2010.[2] He was the first Member of Parliament for the Runnymede and Weybridge constituency in the United Kingdom. He was first elected in the 1997 general election. In 2017, he announced the Midlands Engine Strategy.

The Lord Hammond of Runnymede

Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
13 July 2016 – 24 July 2019
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byGeorge Osborne
Succeeded bySajid Javid
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
In office
15 July 2014 – 13 July 2016
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byWilliam Hague
Succeeded byBoris Johnson
Secretary of State for Defence
In office
14 October 2011 – 15 July 2014
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byLiam Fox
Succeeded byMichael Fallon
Secretary of State for Transport
In office
11 May 2010 – 14 October 2011
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byThe Lord Adonis
Succeeded byJustine Greening
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
In office
2 July 2007 – 11 May 2010
LeaderDavid Cameron
Preceded byTheresa Villiers
Succeeded byLiam Byrne
In office
10 May 2005 – 6 December 2005
LeaderMichael Howard
Preceded byGeorge Osborne
Succeeded byTheresa Villiers
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
In office
6 December 2005 – 2 July 2007
LeaderDavid Cameron
Preceded byMalcolm Rifkind
Succeeded byChris Grayling
Member of Parliament
for Runnymede and Weybridge
In office
1 May 1997 – 6 November 2019
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byBen Spencer
Majority22,134 (44.2%)
Personal details
Philip Anthony Hammond

(1955-12-04) 4 December 1955 (age 68)
Epping, Essex, UK
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Susan Williams-Walker
Alma materUniversity College, Oxford

He was a member of the Conservative Party until 2019. He was suspended from the party after voting against the government in a bill to remove the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.


  1. "Out with the old cabinet, in with the new". Public Service. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
  2. "Privy Council appointments, 13 May 2010". Privy Council. Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2010.