Home Secretary Priti Patel has been a visible figure as part of the Government’s fight against the coronavirus. Appointed as Secretary of State for the Home Department in July 2019 mostly to due her optimistic vision of Brexit, she has also become a large part of the UK’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. But is the Home Secretary married and does she have children?
Is Priti Patel married?
Ms Patel married marketing consultant Alex Sawyer in 2004.
The couple met while working in public relations.
Mr Sawyer works for the American stock exchange NASDAQ and is also a Conservative councillor and Cabinet Member for Communities on the council of the London Borough of Bexley.
Who is Priti Patel?
Ms Patel was appointed Secretary of State for the Home Department on July 24, 2019 and was elected Conservative MP for Witham in May 2010.
She was Secretary of State for International Development from July 2016 to November 2017 and served as Minister of State for Employment from May 2015 until July 2016.
She was also Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury from July 2014 to May 2015.
In November 2013, the Prime Minister appointed Ms Patel as the first-ever UK Indian Diaspora Champion.
Before becoming an MP, she worked in consultancy and worked internationally.