George Freeman MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Science, Research and Innovation) at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

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Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Science, Research and Innovation)
Conservative MP for Mid Norfolk

George Freeman was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 17 September 2021.

George was a Minister of State at the Department for Transport from 26 July 2019 to 13 February 2020. He previously served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Life Sciences at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department of Health from July 2014 until July 2016. He served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Climate Change from 2010 to 2011.

He was appointed government adviser on Life Sciences in July 2011, co-ordinating the government’s Life Science and Innovation, Health and Wealth Strategies (2011), and the Agri-Tech Industrial Strategy (2013). He was appointed the Prime Minister’s UK Trade Envoy in 2013.

Political career

He was elected Conservative MP for Mid Norfolk in 2010.

George served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Climate Change from 2010 to 2011. He was appointed government adviser on Life Sciences in July 2011, working closely with the Department of Health and coordinating the Government’s Life Science and Innovation, Health and Wealth Strategies (2011), and the Agri-Tech Industrial Strategy (2013). He was then appointed to the post of Prime Minister’s UK Trade Envoy in 2013.

Before being elected to Parliament, George had a 15 year career across the life sciences sector. In particular, he worked with hospitals, clinical researchers, patient groups, biomedical research companies - to pioneer novel healthcare innovations.