Sir George Samuel Knatchbull Young, 6th Baronet, CH, MP (born 16 July 1941) is a British Conservative Party politician who has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 1974, having represented North West Hampshire since 1997 and Ealing Acton prior to that. Sir George served in the Cabinet from 1995 to 1997 as Secretary of State for Transport, and later as the Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal from 2010 to 2012. On 19 October 2012, Sir George was re-appointed to the Cabinet as Chief Whip of the House of Commons following the resignation of Andrew Mitchell.
11.08.2012 [Telegraph.co.uk] - Question marks, however, hang over the futures of both Patrick McLoughlin, the Chief Whip, and Sir GeorgeYoung, the Commons leader. There is also uncertainty about the role of Jeremy Hunt, the Culture Secretary, with some speculation that his entire
07.08.2012 [BBC News] - Back in July when MPs held their first debate and vote on the government's House of Lords Bill, the Leader of the Commons, Sir GeorgeYoung, announced that ministers had decided to shelve a programme motion - which would have allowed the proposals
31.07.2012 [Daily Mail] - Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman, Commons Leader Sir GeorgeYoung and Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan are widely tipped for the axe. Party chairman Baroness Warsi is likely to be moved after being cleared of wrongdoing over her expenses
29.07.2012 [Daily Mail] - But Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan and the Leader of the Commons, Sir GeorgeYoung, are expected to go, while the Environment Secretary, Caroline Spelman, is also thought to be vulnerable. And The Mail on Sunday understands Mr Cameron is under
07.09.2012 - — Authority 962 Andrew Lansley discovers how hard it will be to follow GeorgeYoung; Eric Pickles and Hilary Benn clash over planning […] . But it was nothing to the tributes lavished on Sir GeorgeYoung, deposed as leader of the Commons after a mercurial career
16.07.2012 [The Press Association] - Commons Leader Sir GeorgeYoung said the commission, which will sit through the summer recess and report by December 18 in time for the Government to include any of its recommendations in its Banking Reform Bill, will be able to appoint legal counsel