Priti Patel

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Priti Patel

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Home Secretary
Assumed office
24 July 2019
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded bySajid Javid
Secretary of State for International Development
In office
14 July 2016 – 8 November 2017
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byJustine Greening
Succeeded byPenny Mordaunt
Minister of State for Employment
In office
11 May 2015 – 14 July 2016
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byEsther McVey
Succeeded byDamian Hinds
Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury
In office
15 July 2014 – 11 May 2015
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byDavid Gauke
Succeeded byDamian Hinds
Member of Parliament
for Witham
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded byConstituency established
Majority18,646 (37.9%)
Personal details
Born (1972-03-29) 29 March 1972 (age 47)
London, England
Political partyConservative (before 1995; since 1997)
Referendum (1995–1997)
Spouse(s)
Alex Sawyer (m. 2004)
Children1
Alma materKeele University
University of Essex

Priti Sushil Patel[1] (born 29 March 1972) is a British politician. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Witham in Essex since 2010. She was International Development Secretary from 2016 to 2017.

In July 2019, Patel became Home Secretary for the Boris Johnson cabinet.

Patel is a member of the Conservative Party. Her ideas and policies are inspired by Margaret Thatcher.

References[change | change source]

  1. "House of Commons Hansard Debates for 19 May 2015 (pt 0001)". Parliament of the United Kingdom. 19 May 2015. Archived from the original on 4 April 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.