Priti Patel

The Secretary of State for the Home Department

Conservative MP for Witham

@patel4witham

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10th June 2020 onwards

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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.

However, Priti Patel sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Priti Patel voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Priti Patel’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Priti Patel’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Windrush Generation 4 Aug 2020

    The Home Office is undertaking a significant programme of engagement and communication activity to raise awareness of the support available to members of the Windrush generation who have been impacted, including those who have been wrongly prevented from re-entry to the UK after an overseas visit. We have hosted over 100 engagement and outreach events across the country and are undertaking a...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Deportation: Compensation 28 Jul 2020

    Representatives of the estate of affected individuals who have sadly passed away can claim compensation. Close family members of an eligible primary claimant, including in cases where the primary claimant has died, can also make a claim for compensation in their own right. Guidance and claim forms are available on GOV.UK Of the 42 overseas cases reported as withdrawn in the October 2019...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Windrush Lessons Learned Review 28 Jul 2020

    The Independent Adviser, Wendy Williams, lead the Windrush Lessons Learned Review. In line with the published Terms of Reference for the review, information was provided to a small number of officials in the department to support due process with regard to Maxwellisation, defamation and GDPR, and any other HR and legal considerations; and to enable the department to fact check the 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: 10 Aug 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
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)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Sir Michael Hintze
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 January 2020)
Name of donor: Jon Moynihan OBE
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 January 2020)
Name of donor: JC Bamford Excavators
Address of donor: Rocester, Staffordshire, ST14 5JP

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

Donor status: company, registration 561597

(Registered 09 January 2020)
Name of donor: Peter Cruddas
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 January 2020)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
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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