Priti Patel

The Secretary of State for International Development

Witham Conservative

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

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Burma and Bangladesh: Rohingya 17 Oct 2017

    I’ve spoken to the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary and reiterated the UK’s commitment to relieve the plight of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. The issue is a complex one, but the UK has not shied away from its responsibility and we are working closely with the Government of Bangladesh to provide life-saving assistance to thousands of displaced men, women and children....
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Burma: Humanitarian Aid 17 Oct 2017

    I am appalled by the ethnic cleansing and persecution of the Rohingya, including reports of the Burmese military and local militia forcing hundreds of thousands of men, women and children from their homes and villages being burnt. The relentless denial of aid is a matter of life and death for those still in northern Rakhine. I have repeatedly called on the Burmese authorities to stop the...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Education 16 Oct 2017

    The UK is a strong supporter of Education Cannot Wait and has been at the forefront of developing the fund. We were a founding donor and the largest contributor to the fund having pledged £30million from 2016 to 2018. We also provide technical expertise including through a DFID senior adviser seconded into the fund’s Secretariat. 75 million children and youth are affected by...

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Conservative MP for Witham

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

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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)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — well 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.
  • Has voted in 100.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • 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.
  • 145 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Priti Patel’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 350 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Oct 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)
Name of donor: J C Bamford Excavators Ltd
Address of donor: Lakeside Works, Rocester, Uttoxeter ST14 5JP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Donor status: company, registration 561597

(Registered 19 June 2017)
Name of donor: Nine Hospitality 3 Ltd
Address of donor: 65-67 Clarendon Road, Watford WD17 1DS

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

Donor status: company, registration 8839131

(Registered 19 June 2017)
Name of donor: Peter Cruddas
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 19 June 2017)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
Until 8 June 2017, I employed my husband, Alex Sawyer, as part-time Office Manager. (Updated 31 July 2017)

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