Osborne: 'I will speak for London and Londoners'

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Former Chancellor George Osborne has been appointed as the new editor of the London Evening Standard.

Mr Osborne, who will remain an MP, has already taken a part-time job with investment firm BlackRock. He will start his new role in May.

He told London Live, which is owned by ESTV - the same company that owns the Standard newspaper - that he would "speak for London and Londoners".