Osborne Casts His Net Wider Amid Talk of Succession to Cameron

George Osborne, U.K. chancellor of the exchequer, delivers his speech at the Conservative Party's annual conference in Manchester, U.K. on Oct. 5.

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George Osborne expanded his remit beyond economic management, giving more power to U.K. cities and bringing a senior Labour figure into his fold, as speculation mounted over the likelihood of him succeeding David Cameron as prime minister.

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