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Suella Braverman

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Suella Braverman

Official portrait, 2022
Home Secretary
In office
25 October 2022 – 13 November 2023
Prime MinisterRishi Sunak
Preceded byGrant Shapps
Succeeded byJames Cleverly
In office
6 September 2022 – 19 October 2022
Prime MinisterLiz Truss
Preceded byPriti Patel
Succeeded byGrant Shapps
Attorney General for England and Wales
Advocate General for Northern Ireland
In office
13 February 2020 – 6 September 2022[a]
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byGeoffrey Cox
Succeeded byMichael Ellis
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
In office
9 January 2018 – 15 November 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byKwasi Kwarteng
Chair of the European Research Group
In office
19 June 2017 – 9 January 2018
DeputyMichael Tomlinson
Party LeaderTheresa May
Preceded bySteve Baker
Succeeded byJacob Rees-Mogg
Deputy Chair of the European Research Group
In office
20 November 2016 – 19 June 2017
Serving with Michael Tomlinson
ChairSteve Baker
Party LeaderTheresa May
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byMichael Tomlinson
Member of Parliament
for Fareham
Assumed office
7 May 2015
Preceded byMark Hoban
Majority26,086 (45.6%)
Personal details
Sue-Ellen Cassiana Fernandes

(1980-04-03) 3 April 1980 (age 44)
Harrow, London, England
Political partyConservative
Rael Braverman
(m. 2018)
Alma mater

Sue-Ellen Cassiana "Suella" Braverman KC MP (née Fernandes; born 3 April 1980) is a British politician and lawyer. She has been the Home Secretary from 25 October 2022 until 13 November 2023. She was in the same role before under Liz Truss from 6 September to 14 October 2022. She was the Attorney General for England and Wales from 2020 to 2022. She has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Fareham since 2015.[1] She is a member of the Conservative Party.

In July 2022, Braverman announced her candidacy for Leader of the Conservative Party in the leadership election to replace Boris Johnson.[2] She was eliminated in the sound round of voting on 14 July 2022.[3]

Braverman resigned as Home Secretary on 19 October 2022. She said this was because she had made an "honest mistake" by sharing an official document from her personal email address with a colleague in Parliament.[4][5] In her resignation letter she criticized the leadership of Truss.[6] When Rishi Sunak replaced Truss as prime minister, he picked Braverman as Home Secretary again.

References[change | change source]

  1. "No. 61230". The London Gazette. 18 May 2015. p. 9122.
    - "Fareham". BBC News. 7 May 2015. Archived from the original on 30 December 2016.
    - "Fareham". BBC News. 8 June 2017. Archived from the original on 28 June 2017.
  2. "Attorney General Suella Braverman calls for Boris Johnson to 'step down'". ITV News. 6 July 2022. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  3. Owen, Emma (14 July 2022). "Conservative leadership latest: Braverman out as Sunak wins second Tory vote". BBC News. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  4. "Suella Braverman departs as UK home secretary". The Guardian. 2022-10-19. Retrieved 2022-10-19.
  5. "Suella Braverman to depart as Home Secretary after just six weeks in the job". ITV News. 2022-10-19. Retrieved 2022-10-19.
  6. "Suella Braverman has departed role as home secretary". Sky News. Retrieved 2022-10-19.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. On leave from 2 March to 10 September 2021. Michael Ellis was acting attorney general during this period.