Priti Patel

The Secretary of State for the Home Department

Conservative MP for Witham


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Priti Patel’s voting in Parliament

Priti Patel is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a random selection of Priti Patel’s votes.

Last updated: 18 Jan 2021. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Priti Patel has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Immigration and Border Control 20 Jul 2022

    Today will see the publication of two documents supporting the Home Office’s strategy for the future border: The Independent Review of Border Force (CP 700) and the New Plan for Immigration Legal Migration and Border Control Strategy Statement (CP 706). These documents have been laid before both Houses today and will be made available on Gov.UK. The strategy statement sets out our...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Updating the Interception of Communications Code of Practice 20 Jul 2022

    The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 provides a regulatory framework for the use of a number of covert investigatory powers, to ensure that the powers are used by public authorities in a lawful way in order to, for example, gather vital information on those who are suspected of the most serious crimes, including terrorism. The Act provides the necessary safeguards to protect individual privacy...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Home Office update 19 Jul 2022

    The Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB) published its report today. The SSRB considered the pay and allowances for Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners (PFCCs) in England and Wales. The Government values the independent and expert advice of the SSRB. We thank the Chair and members for their thoughtful commentary and observations. The SSRB’s report...

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Conservative MP for Witham

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General 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

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for the Home Department (since 24 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (27 Feb 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (27 Feb 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 2022.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Andurand Ventures Ltd
Address of donor: 100 Brompton Road, London SW3 1ER

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £100,000

Date received: 23 February 2022

Date accepted: 17 March 2022

Donor status: company, registration 06820074

(Registered 22 March 2022)
Name of donor: Arvid Herluf Lennart Fredrik Trolle
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000

Date received: 29 March 2022

Date accepted: 30 March 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 22 April 2022)
Name of donor: Stewart Edward Murray Higginson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000

Date received: 13 April 2022

Date accepted: 14 April 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 22 April 2022)

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