Priti Patel

The Secretary of State for the Home Department

Conservative MP for Witham

@pritipatel

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Priti Patel’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: National Security Bill 12 May 2022

    I am pleased to say that my Department has introduced a National Security Bill to the House of Commons. This Bill brings together a suite of new measures to further protect our national security, the safety of the public and our vital interests from the hostile activities of foreign states. This activity is a growing concern, even though it often takes place away from the public eye. The...
  • Preventing Crime and Delivering Justice 11 May 2022

    It is an honour to open today’s Queen’s Speech debate on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government. Keeping citizens safe is the first duty of any Government and, although it is not the only duty, meeting every other duty depends on it. Whenever fear and crime flourish, people cannot, and nor can our economy or our democracy. The Conservative party is the party of law and order. Unlike some,...
  • Preventing Crime and Delivering Justice 11 May 2022

    I will not give way. The right hon. Lady will have the chance to speak shortly. Opposition parties voted against tougher sentences for killer drivers, greater powers to monitor terrorists, and an end to the automatic release of dangerous criminals. They are much less curious about the rights of everyone else to go about their everyday business free from molestation. It amazes me that the...

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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: 3 May 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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