Indian Priti Patel - Minister for Employment, Government of UK,

Minister for Employment Priti Patel arrives at Downing Street for a cabinet meeting on September 8, 2015 in London, England. Prime minister David Cameron will chair the first cabinet meeting following the summer recess amidst criticism of his response to the European migrant crisis.


Priti Patel was appointed Minister of State (Minister for Employment) on 11 May 2015. She was Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury from July 2014 to May 2015. Priti was first elected the Member of Parliament for Witham in May 2010.

Priti attended a comprehensive school in Watford before studying economics at Keele University and then completing her postgraduate studies at the University of Essex.

Priti was elected as the Member of Parliament for Witham in May 2010. In November 2013, the Prime Minister appointed Priti as the first ever UK Indian Diaspora Champion.

Priti previously worked in the communications industry and prior to the General election in 2010, she was the Director of Corporate Communications at Weber Shandwick.
Priti is married with a young son, she is a Minister of State for Employment.
As a Minister of State for Employment is responsible for employment, unemployment, youth unemployment and Fuller Working Lives, Jobcentre Plus, the Work Programme and Work Choice
Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, childcare

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