Priti Patel

Former Conservative MP for Witham


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Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Immigration 5 Nov 2019

    I am announcing today the conversion of the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) investigation of Brook House immigration removal centre to a statutory inquiry, in accordance with the Inquiries Act 2005. This Inquiry will investigate the mistreatment of detainees at Brook House immigration removal centre broadcast in the BBC Panorama programme ‘Undercover: Britain’s Immigration...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Pre-charge Bail 5 Nov 2019

    This government is fully committed to protecting the public, and ensuring the police have the powers they need. As such, today I am announcing that I intend to review pre-charge bail legislation to ensure we have a system which more effectively prioritises the safety of victims and witnesses and the management of suspects. Pre-charge bail enables the police to release a suspect from...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Work of the Home Office 4 Nov 2019

    Today I am updating Parliament on the work of the Home Office since 2010. The first duty of government is to protect the public. Since 1782, the Home Office has led work to keep the country safe from those who seek to do the country and its citizens harm. In doing so, we make a vital contribution to the Government’s plan for a stronger, fairer and outward-looking country. The Home...

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Former Conservative MP for Witham

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

Priti Patel campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Justice
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Trade Unions
  • Staff
  • EU Law
  • Pay
  • Departmental Pay

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for the Home Department (24 Jul 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (27 Feb 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (20 Feb 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • The Secretary of State for International Development (14 Jul 2016 to 8 Nov 2017)
  • Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (8 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2016)
  • The Exchequer Secretary (15 Jul 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • Member, Draft Deregulation Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2013 to 11 Dec 2013)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (5 Dec 2011 to 23 Jun 2014)
  • Member, Members' Expenses Committee (18 Jul 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 45 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Priti Patel’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 122 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 82.94% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 118 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 444 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
From 4 January 2019 to 24 July 2019, non-executive director of Accloud Plc, 12 Hay Hill, London W1J 8NR, a global provider of business and accounting software. I received £13,462.17 in return for a monthly commitment of approx. 20 hrs. I consulted ACoBA about this role. (Registered 18 April 2019; updated 31 July 2019)
16 April 2019, received 20,000 ordinary shares with a total value of £2,000. (Registered 03 May 2019; updated 01 and 15 July 2019)
2 July 2019, received 100,000 share options which are expected to vest over time, subject to the company achieving its goals. (Registered 15 July 2019)
22 October 2018, received £600 from Cliveden Literary Festival, 55 Baker St, London W1U 8EW, for taking part in panel discussion for this Festival. Hours: 5 hrs including travel. (Registered 18 April 2019)
From 1 May 2019 to 24 July 2019, Strategic Adviser, Viasat Inc, of 6155 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, California 92009, a global communications company. Expected remuneration of £5,000 a month for a commitment of approx. 5 hrs per month. (Registered 03 June 2019; updated 31 July 2019 and 19 August 2019)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Jockey Club
Address of donor: 75 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LS

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality value £1,000 at the Grand National

Date received: 5 and 6 April 2019

Date accepted: 5 and 6 April 2019

Donor status: company, registration 2909409

(Registered 13 May 2019)
Name of donor: Mazen Al Sawwaf
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality at Royal Ascot, approx. value £1,100 per day; £3,300 in total

Date received: 18, 19 and 20 June 2019

Date accepted: 18, 19 and 20 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 15 July 2019)
Name of donor: Arora Management Services Ltd
Address of donor: World Business Centre, 3 Newall Road, London Heathrow Airport, Middlesex TW6 2TA

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Use of box at The Oval for cricket match Surrey v Somerset on 27 August 2019, total value £2,980

Date received: 27 August 2019

Date accepted: 27 August 2019

Donor status: company, registration 05636920

(Registered 09 September 2019)

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