Home Secretary

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Secretary of State
for the Home Department
Official portrait of Rt Hon Priti Patel MP.jpg
Incumbent
Priti Patel

since 24 July 2019 (2019-07-24)
Home Office
StyleHome Secretary
(informal)
The Right Honourable
(UK and the Commonwealth)
StatusGreat Office of State
Member ofCabinet
Privy Council
National Security Council
Reports toThe prime minister
SeatWestminster
AppointerThe Crown
on advice of the prime minister
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Formation27 March 1782
First holderEarl of Shelburne
Websitewww.gov.uk

The home secretary in the United Kingdom is an important minister of the British Government. Since 24 July 2019, the office has been held by Priti Patel. She is responsible for immigration, the police and other matters relating to the safety of the United Kingdom.

The shadow home secretary is Nick Thomas-Symonds, MP for Torfaen.