The Home Secretary position was held by British politician Priti Patel from 2019 until 2022. Prior to studying economics at Keele University and British government and politics at the University of Essex for her doctoral work, she attended a comprehensive school in Watford, Hertfordshire. After receiving her degree, she was chosen by Andrew Lansley to work as an intern at Conservative Central Office (then Head of the Conservative Research Department).

She oversaw the Referendum Party’s publicity office from 1995 to 1997, a party that focused solely on opposing the European Union. Patel ran as the Conservative candidate for Nottingham North in the general election of 2005 but came in second to the sitting Labour MP Graham Allen.

She was considered a good candidate by the new party leader David Cameron after her lost election campaign, and he offered her a spot on the “A-List” of potential Conservative parliamentary candidates (PPC). A fund management organization that specializes in the oil and energy sectors, trades in oil and clean energy, and supports net zero, Andurand Ventures Ltd. gave her a donation of £100,000 in March 2022.

Priti Patel
Priti Patel

Patel announced her resignation as home secretary on September 5, 2022, with an effective date of September 6. This was done in anticipation of Liz Truss being named prime minister. She went back to the back benches after that.

Priti Patel Family

Priti Patel come from an Indian family. Her family migrated from India and settled in the United Kingdom in the 1960’s.

Priti Patel Husband

Priti Patel is married to businessman, Alex Sawyer. They pair have been married over a decade now and have a son together.

Priti Patel Son

Priti Patel’s son is called Freddie Sawyer. He was born in 2008 and is the only child Priti Patel has.

Priti Patel Parents

Her parents are Anjana Patel and Sushil Patel, who are both Indians.

Priti Patel Siblings

There is currently no information available on the number of siblings Patel has not to talk of who they are.


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