Priti Patel

The Secretary of State for International Development

Witham Conservative

Priti Patel’s voting in Parliament

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Priti Patel

Last updated: 19 Apr 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for International Development: International Development 20 Apr 2017

    In a world of serious threats to UK and global stability, Britain’s leadership on the world stage is more important than ever. When we look around the world today, people are drowning on perilous migration routes. Children are dying from preventable diseases while drug-resistant infections are brewing that threaten us here at home. Violence and conflict are pulling people back into...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Economic Growth 29 Mar 2017

    The way to end poverty and aid dependency is through inclusive economic growth, jobs, investment and trade. I recently launched DFID’s Economic Development Strategy which sets out my Department’s commitment to this agenda and the steps we are taking to deliver our priorities. Stronger economic development will enable the poorest countries to stand on their own two feet and is...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Economic Growth 29 Mar 2017

    The way to end poverty and aid dependency is through inclusive economic growth, jobs, investment and trade. I recently launched DFID’s Economic Development Strategy which sets out my Department’s commitment to this agenda and the steps we are taking to deliver our priorities. Stronger economic development will enable the poorest countries to stand on their own two feet and is...

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

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for International Development (since 14 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Priti Patel’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 150 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Priti Patel’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 334 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Sun Mark Ltd
Address of donor: 428 Long Drive, Greenford, Middlesex, UB8 8UH

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: company, registration 03010238

(Registered 28 April 2017)
Name of donor: Regents Education
Address of donor: Regent House, 167 Imperial Drive, Harrow HA2 7HD

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: company, registration 8517108

(Registered 28 April 2017)
Name of donor: Mrs S Sharma
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 April 2017)
Name of donor: Mr and Mrs A Pathak
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 02 May 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Stansted Airport Ltd
Address of donor: Enterprise House, Bassingbourn Rd, Stansted CM24 1QW

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to watch Arsenal v Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium

Date received: 17 April 2016

Date accepted: 17 April 2016

Donor status: company, registration 01990920

(Registered 03 May 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my husband, Alex Sawyer, as part-time Office Manager.

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