Suella Braverman, An Indian-Origin Appointed UK Home Secretary in PM Liz's New Cabinet: All You Need to Know About Her

 Suella Braverman, An Indian-Origin Appointed UK Home Secretary in PM Liz's New Cabinet: All You Need to Know About Her
Who is Suella Braverman UK's Home Secretary

Suella Braverman another Indian-origin now been appointed UK's new Home Secretary in PM Liz Truss' new cabinet. UK PM on Wednesday created a most versatile cabinet, with key posts given to ethnic minority members of parliament.

Suella replaced her fellow conservative MP of Indian descent Priti Patel as a Home Secretary of UK. She had served as the Attorney General of UK in Boris Johnson Govt.

She has been a member of parliament (MP) for Fareham in Hampshire since 2015. She was the first candidate, who first declare her name for the Conservative party leadership after Boris resigned from PM post. But she was out of the race after the second round of the initial ballot.

Later she gave her full support to Liz Truss.

Who is Suella Braverman? All you need to know about the next Home Secretary of UK

Early Education & Family –

Born on 3rd April 1980 as Sue-Ellen Cassiana Fernandes to Indian-origin parents in Harrow, Greater London. Her father Christie Fernandes is of Goan ancestry, who migrated from Kenya and worked for the housing association.

Her mother Uma is from a Tamil family in India, who migrated to Britain from Mauritius, she worked as a nurse and councilor in Brent.

Suella grew up in Wembley and attended the Uxendon Manor Primary School in Brent and later attended fee-paying Heathfield School, Pinner on a partial scholarship.

She graduated in law from Queen's College, Cambridge, where she was the president of the Cambridge University Conservative Association.

She completed her Master's from Pantheon- Sorbonne University in European and French Law on Entente Cordiale Scholarship.

She married Rael Braverman in February 2018 at the House of Commons. The couple had two children,

Her maternity leave changed the laws regarding maternity leave in parliament, she remain a cabinet minister while on a leave to give birth to her second child.

She is a practicing Buddhist and take oath as a Member of Parliament on Dhammapada, a scripture of Buddhism.

Career in Law –

  • Braverman completed her internship at 2-3 Gray's Inn Square (Now Cornerstone Barrister).
  • She was called to the bar at Middle Temple in 2005.
  • She began her practice at the London Branch of No.5 Barrister Chambers.
  • In 2010 Suella was appointed to the Attorney General's C panel of counsel.

Career In Politics –

Suella began her Political career in 2005 by contesting in the general election in Leicester East but unfortunately lost it.

She contested in the 2012 Assembly elections to get elected to London Assembly but got 4th position, only the first 3 conservative candidates were elected.

Finally, she was elected as a Member of Parliament for Fareham in 2015 and has been an MP ever since.

Suella was a chairperson for the European Research Group from 2016-2017, it is a pro-Brexit leave group of Conservative MP.

She is one of the 28 so-called "Spartan" conservative MPs, who support Britain's exit from the European Union and refuses to support ex-PM Theresa May's Brexit Deal.

In 2017 she was appointed parliamentary private secretary to ministers of the treasury.

In 2018 during a cabinet reshuffle, Braverman was appointed parliamentary under secretary of state at the Department for Exiting the European Union, but a few months she resigned from this post in a protest against Theresa May's draft Brexit Deal.

In February 2020 cabinet reshuffling, Braverman was appointed as Attorney General for England and Wales and Advocate General for Northern Ireland.

Challenges for Suella Braverman as a Home Secretary of UK –

Now that Suella appointed as the Home Secretary of UK by PM Liz Truss, now she will have to deal with the most challenging task to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda, which will face legal challenges.

Another one is taking the UK out of the EU Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

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