Sir George was the Leader of the House, until September’s reshuffle. A few years ago he stood for Speaker of the House but lost to John Bercow.
He is known as the ‘bicycling baronet’ for he is often seen using a bicycle to travel.
Andrew Mitchell resigned following rude comments he made to police officers who were guarding the Downing Street security gate, who refused to open the main gate for him – he was told to walk his bicycle through the pedestrian gate.
Sir George has represented this constituency since his election in 1997. Prior to that he had been elected to represent Ealing Acton.
In April, Sir George went on a bicycle ride around town to learn about ideas for improving areas for people on bicycles or on foot – see HERE.