Francis George (politician)
K. Francis George
|Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha|
|Preceded by||P. C. Chacko|
|Succeeded by||P. T. Thomas|
|Born||29 May 1955|
Muvattupuzha, Kottayam district, Travancore-Cochin
|Political party||Kerala Congress|
|Janadhipathya Kerala Congress (formerly)|
Kerala Congress (M) (formerly)
|Spouse||Shiny Francis George|
K. Francis George is an Indian politician who is a leader of Kerala Congress which is one among several factions of the Kerala Congress. He was a member of the 13th and the 14th Lok Sabha, representing Idukki constituency of Kerala. He was formerly a leader of the Kerala Congress (M) and that of his former party Janadhipathya Kerala Congress.
Prior to the 2014 Indian general election, he left Kerala Congress (M) and created a new party — Janadhipathya Kerala Congress. The party joined the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and he contested in the 2016 Kerala assembly election from Idukki, however he lost the election to the sitting MLA Roshy Augustine. In 2020, he left the Janadhipathya Kerala Congress and rejoined Kerala Congress (M) and he is currently part of the P. J. Joseph faction of the party. In 2021 elections he contested as UDF candidate from idukki. But he lost yet again to Roshy Augustine from KCM in a rematch of sorts with both contestants switching sides from 2016.
Francis George has been on Parliamentary Committees on External Affairs, Defence, Industry, and Commerce.
Francis graduated from Christ College in Bangalore and has been graduated in law by the Law Academy at Trivandrum. He was formerly a banker.
He is the son of K. M. George, the founder of Kerala Congress. Francis George is married to Shiny Chettisseril. They have three children namely K. F. George, K. F. Jose and K. F. Jacob.
- Francis George's Virtual Office Archived 17 February 2017 at the Wayback Machine