Theresa May – alumnus of St Hugh’s College, Oxford and former employee of the Bank of England – once claimed that her government looks “more like the country it serves.”
Let’s take a look.
Philip Hammond (Chancellor) alumnus of University College, business interests in property, manufacturing, healthcare, and oil and gas and consult for the World Bank.
Amber Rudd (Home Secretary) daughter of a stockbroker, attended Cheltenham Ladies’ College and Edinburgh University. Worked for J.P. Morgan & Co. and as a director of two asset allocation companies based in The Bahamas.
Boris Johnson (Foreign Secretary) alumnus of Eton, Balliol College Oxford, held various journalistic positions.
David Davis (Brexit Secretary) alumnus of the University of Warwick and Harvard, worked for as a senior executive for Tate & Lyle.
Gavin Williamson (Defence Secretary) alumnus of University of Bradford, worked in the pottery industry and in architectural design firm.
Chris Grayling (Transport Secretary) alumnus of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, worked in journalism, ran several television production companies and as a management consultant.
Liam Fox (International Trade Secretary) alumnus of the University of Glasgow Medical School, worked as GP, Civilian Army Medical Officer and for St John Ambulance.
Michael Gove (Environment Secretary) alumnus of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford held various journalistic positions.
Karen Bradley (Northern Ireland Secretary) alumnus of Imperial College London, worked as a tax manager for Deloitte & Touche and KPMG.
David Gauke (Justice Secretary) alumnus of St Edmund Hall, Oxford worked as a researcher for Conservative MP and as a solicitor a corporate law firm.
Jeremy Hunt (Health and Social Care Secretary) son of an Admiral and a Commander in the Royal Navy, alumnus of Charterhouse School and Magdalen College, Oxford.
Greg Clark (Business and Energy Secretary) alumnus of Magdalene College, Cambridge, worked as a business consultant, special advisor to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and BBC Controller, Commercial Policy
Sajid Javid (Housing and Communities Secretary) alumnus of the University of Exeter, worked for Chase Manhattan Bank and Deutsche Bank.
Matt Hancock (Culture, Media and Sports Secretary) alumnus of Exeter College and Christ’s College, Cambridge, worked as an economist at the Bank of England and as an economic adviser to the Conservative Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Penny Mordaunt (International Development Secretary) alumnus of the University of Reading, worked as director of communications for Kensington and Chelsea Council, Director of Diabetes UK and Head of Foreign Press for George W. Bush.
Baroness Evans (Leader of the House of Lords) alumnus of New Hall, Cambridge, worked for Policy Exchange, the New Schools Network, the British Chambers of Commerce, and the Conservative Research Department.
David Mundell (Scotland Secretary) alumnus of the University of Edinburgh, worked as a solicitor and for BT
Esther McVey (Work and Pensions Secretary) alumnus of Queen Mary, London, worked as a director in the family business and later as a journalist.
Damian Hinds (Education Secretary) alumnus of Trinity College, Oxford, worked in brewing and hotel management.
Alun Cairns (Welsh Secretary) alumnus of the University of Wales worked for Lloyds Banking Group.
David Lidington (Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster) alumnus of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, worked BP and Rio Tinto.
Brandon Lewis (Conservative Party chairman) alumnus of the University of Buckingham, worked for a provider of private primary schools and as a barrister.
Liz Truss (Chief Secretary to the Treasury) alumnus of Merton College, Oxford, worked for Shell, Cable & Wireless and is a qualified management accountant.
Julian Smith (Chief whip) an exception that proves the rule?
Jeremy Wright (Attorney General) alumnus of University of Exeter, worked as a barrister.
Caroline Nokes (Immigration minister) daughter of former Conservative MEP, for whom she worked as a policy adviser.
Claire Perry (Energy minister) alumnus of Brasenose College, Oxford and worked for Bank of America, McKinsey & Company and Credit Suisse.
Andrea Leadsom (Leader of the Commons) alumnus of the university of Warwick. worked for Barclays Investment Bank., director of De Putron Fund Management and at Invesco Perpetual.
Based on a quick count: 13 out of 29 people, went to Cambridge or Oxford, 9 have connections to the financial industry which caused the crash of 2008, four worked in journalism and four in the legal profession.
Not representative of the place where I live