British-Indian politician, Priti Patel worked in the Home Department as a Home Secretary from 2019 to 2022.
She held the position of Secretary of State for International Development from 2016 to 2017, and she is a member of the Conservative Party.
Since 2010, Patel has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Witham.
She believes herself to be a Thatcherite and adheres to the principles of the right wing of the Conservative Party’s ideological spectrum.
Patel’s parents were immigrants from Uganda and India, but she was born in London. Patel received her education at the Universities of Essex and Keele.
She initially affiliated herself with the Referendum Party but later switched her support to the Conservative Party. Margaret Thatcher, the former Conservative Prime Minister, was a major influence on her decision to enter politics.
Prior to beginning her pursuit of a career in politics, she spent a number of years employed as a consultant for the public relations firm Weber Shandwick.
Patel was recommended by the new leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron, to be placed on the “A-List” of possible candidates for parliamentary seats after she ran for the seat of Nottingham North in the general election of 2005 but was ultimately unsuccessful.
How Much Does Priti Patel get Paid?
The current basic salary for an MP is £79,468. Priti, on the other hand, made about £120,825 between September 2018 and September 2019.
This is a result of her parliamentary income from her work as the Home Secretary and other jobs.
She served as an independent director for Accloud Plc in 2019; Accloud Plc is a leading provider of cloud-based accounting and company management solutions.
She was making £45,000 a year for only about 20 hours of work per month, but she quit when she was appointed Home Secretary.
According to a July 2019 report, Priti had been working as a strategic adviser for the multinational telecommunications corporation Viasat since May of that year.
She put in barely five hours a month, but the firm nevertheless paid her £5,000.