Who is Priti Patel?
Priti Patel also known as Priti Sushil Patel born on 29 March 1972, is a British politician who has been serving as Home Secretary since 2019. She previously served as Secretary of State for International Development from 2016 to 2017. A member of the Conservative Party, she has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Witham since 2010. She is ideologically on the right wing of the Conservative Party, and considers herself to be a Thatcherite.
Priti Patel Biography, Wiki
Patel was born on 29 March 1972 to Sushil and Anjana Patel in London. Her paternal grandparents were born in Gujarat, India, before emigrating to Uganda, and running a convenience store in Kampala. In the 1960s, her parents emigrated to the UK and settled in Hertfordshire. They established a chain of newsagents in London and the South East of England. She was raised in a Hindu household. Her father Sushil was a UKIP candidate for Hertfordshire in 2013.
She attended a comprehensive girls school in Watford, Hertfordshire before going on to study economics at Keele University and then pursuing postgraduate studies in British government and politics at the University of Essex.
The former Conservative leader and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher became her political heroine: according to Patel, she “had a unique ability to understand what made people tick, households tick and businesses tick. Managing the economy, balancing the books and making decisions—not purchasing things the country couldn’t afford”. She joined the Conservative Party in 1991, when John Major was prime minister.
|Born||Priti Sushil Patel|
29 March 1972 (age 49)
|Political party||Conservative (before 1995; since 1997)|
|Spouse(s)||Alex Sawyer (m. 2004)|
|Alma mater||Keele University (BA)|
University of Essex (MPP)
Priti Patel’s Personal life, Husband
Patel has been married to Alex Sawyer since 2004. Sawyer is a marketing consultant for the stock exchange NASDAQ. He is also a Conservative councillor and Cabinet Member for Communities on the council of the London Borough of Bexley. Sawyer also worked part-time as her office manager from February 2014 to August 2017. Together, they have a son, who was born in August 2008.
In 2020, The Guardian was accused of being “Hinduphobic” and “racist and misogynistic” after it published a cartoon depicting her as a cow with a ring in its nose in an alleged reference to her Hindu faith, since cows are considered sacred in Hinduism.
Priti Patel’s Career
After graduating, Patel became an intern at Conservative Central Office (now known as Conservative Campaign Headquarters), having been selected by Andrew Lansley (then Head of the Conservative Research Department). From 1995 to 1997, Patel headed the press office of the Referendum Party, a single-issue Eurosceptic party.
In 1997, Patel left to join the Conservative Party having been offered a post to work for the new leader William Hague in his press office, dealing with media relations in London and the South East of England. In August 2003, the Financial Times published an article citing quotes from Patel and alleging that “racist attitudes” persisted in the Conservative Party, and that “there’s a lot of bigotry around”. Patel wrote to the FT countering its article stating that her comments had been misinterpreted to imply that she had been blocked as a party candidate because of her ethnicity.
Priti Patel Contact Info
Address: House of Commons London SW1A 0AA
Phone: 020 7219 3528
Email: [email protected]
Priti Patel Invokes Concept of Sewa in Crime Crackdown Speech
Britain’s Home Secretary, Priti Patel, invoked the concept of sewa on Tuesday as she set out a series of crime fighting measures, including tougher penalties for protesters disrupting highways, tougher action on crimes against women and enhanced drugs testing of offenders.
She said, in reference to key motorways being blocked by climate protesters in recent days, causing major disruption to transport networks.
Their actions over recent weeks have amounted to some of the most self-defeating environmental’ protests this country has ever seen. Freedom to protest is a fundamental right our Party will forever fight to uphold. But it must be within the law, said Patel, adding that the Conservative Party government is determined to take the tough decisions needed to cut crime and make streets safer.
So today I can announce I will also increase the maximum penalties for disrupting a motorway, criminalise interference with key infrastructure such as roads, railways and our free press, and give the police and courts new powers to deal with the small minority of offenders intent on travelling around the country, causing disruption and misery across our communities, she said. In the wake of a serving Scotland Yard officer being sentenced recently for the rape and murder of a 33-year-old woman walking home at night in London, Patel also confirmed an inquiry to provide independent oversight to ensure mistakes are not repeated within the police force.
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Who is Priti Patel?
Priti Sushil Patel (born 29 March 1972) is a British politician who has been serving as Home Secretary since 2019. She previously served as Secretary of State for International Development from 2016 to 2017. A member of the Conservative Party, she has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Witham since 2010. She is ideologically on the right wing of the Conservative Party, and considers herself to be a Thatcherite.
Who is Priti Patel Husband?
Priti Patel’s husband’s name is Alex Sawyer (m. 2004).
How many children does Priti Patel have?
Priti Patel has 1 child with her husband Alex Sawyer.
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