Secretary of State for International Development
Member of Parliament for Reading West
Alok Sharma was elected in 2010 for Reading West, with one of the largest swings to the Conservatives in the country. In July 2019, Alok was promoted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Secretary of State for International Development. He has also served the Government in 2018 as Minister of State for Employment and in 2017 as Minister of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government with responsibility for housing.
In 2016, Alok was the Prime Minister's Infrastructure Envoy to India and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. From 2012-15 he served as a Conservative Party Vice Chairman.