Budget 2012: Norwich North MP Chloe Smith joins George Osborne outside Downing Street

Norwich North MP Chloe Smith was at the heart of today's Budget announcement.

Ms Smith, now Economic Secretary to the Treasury, flanked Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne as he held up his red Ministerial Box outside 11 Downing Street.

They were joined by Financial Secretary to the Treasury Mark Hoban, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke and Commercial Secretary to the Treasury Lord Sassoon, before heading to the House of Commons to deliver the annual Budget statement.