Ruth Maria Kelly (1968-), Politician
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Appointed Secretary of State for Education and Skills in December 2004. As the Minister for the Cabinet Office she was the youngest female ever to be a Cabinet Minister. Kelly was educated at Queen's College, Oxford, and the London School of Economics. She spent her early career at The Guardian as an economics writer (1990-94) before joining the Bank of England. Kelly was elected MP for Bolton in 1997. She joined HM Treasury where she was, successively, Economic Secretary and, from May 2002, Financial Secretary.
Politics, Government and Diplomacy