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Suella Braverman

Suella Braverman

The Rt Hon Suella Braverman KC MP, Former Secretary of State for the Home Department

Suella Braverman was born in Wembley, London in 1980 to parents from Mauritius and Kenya. She studied Law at Queens’ College, Cambridge University, followed by a Masters in Law (LLM) at the Pantheon-Sorbonne, University of Paris I.

Suella worked as a self-employed Barrister for a decade in London specialising in judicial review and planning. She was later appointed by the then Attorney General to work as Treasury Counsel- defending the government in litigation. She also qualified as a New York Attorney and work for a short while in Manhattan during her legal career.

She was elected to Parliament to represent Fareham in Hampshire in 2015. Suella campaigned and voted to leave the European Union in 2016. She was appointed a PPS to the Treasury in 2017, a Junior Minister in the Department for Exiting the European Union in 2018, a post from which she resigned over the unacceptable terms of the Withdrawal Agreement relating to the UK’s departure from the EU.

Suella made history as the first ever Cabinet Minister to take maternity leave upon the birth of her daughter in March 2021, for which a new law was passed.

In 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Suella as Attorney General, serving in Cabinet. And she served as Home Secretary between September 2022 and November 2023 under both Prime Ministers Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak.