Alok Sharma

The Rt Hon Alok Sharma is the Conservative MP for Reading West, and has been an MP continuously since 6 May 2010. He currently holds the Government post of COP26 President (Cabinet Office).

Parliamentary career

Find out about the Parliamentary career of Alok Sharma, including posts and roles held.


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Government posts

COP26 President (Cabinet Office)
Cabinet Office
8 January 2021 - 25 October 2022
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
13 February 2020 - 8 January 2021
Secretary of State for International Development
Department for International Development
24 July 2019 - 13 February 2020
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
Department for Work and Pensions
9 January 2018 - 24 July 2019
Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)
Department for Communities and Local Government
13 June 2017 - 9 January 2018
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
17 July 2016 - 13 June 2017

Committee memberships

Treasury Committee
12 September 2014 - 30 March 2015
Science and Technology Committee
12 July 2010 - 14 February 2011