Amber Rudd

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Amber Rudd

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Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Assumed office
16 November 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Boris Johnson
Preceded byEsther McVey
Minister for Women and Equalities
Assumed office
24 July 2019
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byPenny Mordaunt
In office
9 January 2018 – 30 April 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byJustine Greening
Succeeded byPenny Mordaunt
Home Secretary
In office
13 July 2016 – 29 April 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byTheresa May
Succeeded bySajid Javid
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
In office
11 May 2015 – 13 July 2016
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byEd Davey
Succeeded byGreg Clark
Minister of State for Climate Change
In office
15 July 2014 – 11 May 2015
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byGreg Barker
Succeeded byNick Hurd
Member of Parliament
for Hastings and Rye
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded byMichael Foster
Majority346 (0.5%)
Personal details
Born
Amber Augusta Rudd

(1963-08-01) 1 August 1963 (age 56)
Marylebone, London, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)
A. A. Gill
(m. 1990; div. 1995)
Children2
Parents
RelativesRoland Rudd (brother)
EducationCheltenham Ladies' College
Queen's College, London
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh (MA)
Signature
WebsiteOfficial website

Amber Rudd (born 1 August 1963) is a British Conservative Party politician.[1] She has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for the East Sussex constituency of Hastings and Rye since 2010 and was the Home Secretary between July 2016 and April 2018. Her appointment as Home Secretary made her the fifth woman to hold one of the Great Offices of State.

In 2018 Rudd resigned as Home Secretary following the Windrush scandal and was replaced by Sajid Javid.[2] She returned to government as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in November 2018.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Amber Rudd". The Argus. Retrieved 9 May 2010.
  2. "Amber Rudd resigns as home secretary". BBC News. 29 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  3. Stewart, Heather; Walker, Peter (2018-11-16). "Amber Rudd returns to Theresa May's cabinet as work and pensions secretary". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-05-02.