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Paul Boateng

Personal data
Date of birth14 June 1951(age 65)
Place of birthHackney, United Kingdom
Political partyLabour
RelationsKwaku Boateng (father)
Alma materUniversity of Bristol
ProfessionSolicitor
Barrister
ReligionMethodism
British High Commissioner to South Africa
In office14 March 2005 - 26 April 2009
Prime ministerTony Blair
Gordon Brown
Succeeded byNicola Brewer
Preceded byAnn Grant
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
In office29 May 2002 - 5 May 2005
Prime ministerTony Blair
Succeeded byDes Browne
Preceded byAndrew Smith
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
In office8 June 2001 - 28 May 2002
Prime ministerTony Blair
Succeeded byRuth Kelley
Preceded byStephen Timms
Member of Parliament
for Brent South
In office11 June 1987 - 6 May 2005
Succeeded byDawn Butler
Preceded byLaurence Pavitt

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Paul Yaw Boateng, Baron Boateng (born 14 June 1951) is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Brent South from 1987 to 2005, becoming the UK's first black Cabinet Minister in May 2002, when he was appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Following his departure from the House of Commons, he served as the British High Commissioner to South Africa from March 2005 to May 2009. He was introduced as a member of the House of Lords on 1 July 2010.


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