A British politician Priti Patel is an ambitious and self-dependent personality who currently serves as Home Secretary. She has been working in this position since 2019. Prior to that, she used to work at International Development as a Secretary of State from 2016 to 2017. She is a strong woman and is capable to take a stand for her opinions.
Priti Patel was born on 29th March 1972 in Landon to proud parents Sushil and Anjana Patel. Her paternal grandparents belong to Gujarat, India, who earns their living from a convenience store in Kampala. In the 1960s emigrated to the UK and settled in Hertfordshire. They established a chain of Newsagents in London as well as in the South East of England. She was raised in a Hindu Household.
She went to study at Keele University for her primary and secondary education. For her graduation degree, she studied at Westfield Technical College in Watford. At the University of Essex, she received her post-graduation degree in British government and Politics.
Priti Patel Career
After her graduation, she initiated her professional career while being an intern at the Conservative Central Office. Later from 1995 to 1997, she joined the press office of the Referendum Party and served there. In 1997, she got an offer letter to work for the new leader William Hague in his press office from the Conservative party. However, in 2000, she left and joined Weber Shandwick, a PR consulting firm. Moreover, under Cameron’s government, Patel was appointed Minister of State for Employment and was also a vice-chair of the Conservative Friends of Israel.
In 2015, she voted to support Cameron’s planned bombing of Islamic State targets in Syria. In 2017, she was involved in a political scandal involving unauthorized meetings with the government of Israel which resulted in ending her tenure as International Development Secretary. Under Boris Johnson’s premiership, she became Home Secretary in July 2019. Later in 2020, she launched a points-based immigration system, which came into effect from 1st January 2021. In 2021, Patel was accused of lobbying Michael Gove, the Cabinet Office minister on behalf of PDL, a healthcare firm, that sought a government contract to provide personal protective equipment.
Priti Patel Biography
|Real Name||Priti Sushil Patel|
|Birth Date||March 29, 1972|
|Age (as of 2021)||47 Years|
|Birth Place||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 3” – in Centimeters – 161 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 58 kg – in Pounds – 127 lbs|
|Waist Size||26 Inches|
|Hips Size||35 Inches|
|Shoe Size||8 (U.S.)|
|School||Watford Technical College|
|College||Keele University, University of Essex|
|Who is her Husband?||Alex Sawyer|
|Children||One (Freddie Swayer)|
In 2004, Priti Patel married the love of her life Alex Sawyer, who is a marketing consultant for the stock exchange NASDAQ. He is also a conservative counselor and cabinet member for Communities on the Council of the London Borough of Bexley. Later in August 2008, they were blessed with a baby boy. Mrs. Priti Patel withholds around 64.8k followers on her Instagram account @pritipatel while she is very much active on her Twitter account lately, where she enjoys around 330.3k followers under the username @pritipatel.
Priti Patel Net Worth
Having risen from junior to senior cabinet job, Mrs. Priti Patel earns a huge sum of wealth out of it. Over these years her net worth keeps on increasing. Her estimated net worth as of 2021 is around $2.2 million. Her annual salary as a member of parliament is $65,738.
- Priti Patel is a part of the Conservative Party. She joined the party as a teenager when John Major was Prime Minister. And also, a member of Parliament for Witham since 2010.
- She is placed at the right-wing of the conservative party and considers herself to be a Thatcherite.
- According to Priti, her role model was The Former Conservative leader and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
- The home secretary used to work five hours a month as Viasat’s strategic adviser for a salary of $5,000. She is also a director of an accounting software firm called Accloud, where her annual salary is $45,000 for working 20 hours a month.
- In 2020, The Guardian was accused of being ‘Hindu-phobic’ and ‘Racist and Misogynistic’ after it published a cartoon depicting Priti as a cow since cows are considered sacred in Hinduism.