Budget 2016: George Osborne In The House Of Commons Through The Years

The Chancellor faces MPs over his Budget today
George Osborne today
George Osborne today
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George Osborne will this afternoon face the House of Commons amid the controversy of his Budget.

MPs are to vote on his latest tax and spending plans despite a £4.4 billion blackhole caused by the U-turn on slashing benefits for disabled people.

The Tory Cabinet minister, criticised for "chickening out" of an appearance in Parliament yesterday, will be the first Chancellor since Ken Clarke to close the Budget debate.

To mark the occasions, here are some of the changing looks and moods Osborne has worn in the chamber.

1. Young man
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Osbome was just 33 years old when first appointed Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2005
2. Cardboard cut-out
The Chancellor congratulated by colleagues after the Budget last week. We think.
4. Laughing
At one stage seen laughing after Jeremy Corbyn and David Cameron face off as the Labour veteran is poised to become his party's new leader.
5. Pre-makeover
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The "submarine" Chancellor was famously little seen after the 2012 "omnishambles" Budget - and returned having lost weight with a new mop and fitted suits.

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