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  • First NamePriti
  • Last Name Patel

Priti Patel is a famous British politician who is a member of the conservative party and considers herself a Thatcherite. She’s served as The Secretary of State for the Home Department in 2019, Secretary of State for the International Development in 2016, and the Member of Parliament for Witham since 2010.

Born To a Ugandan-Indian Family

Priti Sushil Patel aka Priti Patel is the daughter of Sushil Patel and Anjana Patel and was born on March 29, 1972. Her parents are from Gujarat, India who immigrated to Uganda. Her parents developed the newsagent in South East England and London.

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Talking about her education, she completed her schooling from Watford Grammar School. Later on, she joined Keele University where she studies Social Anthropology and Sociology. She also joined the University of Essex from where she completed post-graduate.

Is She Married or Dating?

The 48 years old Priti Patel’s a married woman. She shared the wedding vows with a marketing consultant, Alex Sawyer in July 2004 after a few years of their dating relationship. They share a son named Freddie Sawyer in the year 2008.

Priti Patel with her husband Alex Sawyer

Image Source: The Sun

The pair is almost going to complete 16 years of togetherness and still going very strong without any rumors of separation. 

Has $3 Million Net Worth; Her Political Career In Brief!!!

The British Politician, Priti Patel has a estimated net worth of $3 million. As per some of the tabloid sources, she used to get around $6083 per month while working as a strategic advisor for Viasat.

She was recruited at the Conservative Central Office by Andrew Lansley and later on, she joined the Conservative Party and worked with media relations in London. With Weber Shandwick, she worked for a PR consulting firm.

Priti was also a candidate for the Notthingham North in 2005 general elections but, she couldn’t win the election. She’s also worked in Corporate Relationship for Alcohol Beverages for four years.

Patel was appointed as an International Development secretary in 2016 but the following year, she resigned from the post due to an inappropriate allegation of meeting with Israeli officials.

Controversy

In the year 2017, she came to the controversy after her meeting with Israeli officials including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. She also south funds from the Brit Government to support the Israeli army but she was denied by the State Department.

For violating the protocol, she had to respond to the Prime Minister and apologized. Following this, she resigned from the post.

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