Priti Patel

British Conservative party politician (born 1972)

Priti Sushil Patel (born 29 March 1972) is a British Conservative politician. She was Home Secretary (2019–2022) in the government of Boris Johnson. Earlier in her career, she served in the government of Theresa May as Secretary of State for International Development from 2016 to 2017.

Patel as Home Secretary in 2019



  • While my actions were meant with the best of intentions, my actions also fell below the standards of transparency and openness that I have promoted and advocated. I offer a fulsome apology to you and to the government for what has happened and offer my resignation.


  • Modern policing must of course be visible policing and that means community policing, localised policing and having police visibility that police officers are empowered to do their jobs. For too long we’ve had our police forces, police officers tied up with regulation and bureaucracy. I want them to feel free to get on and do their jobs, I want them to know that we will support them.


  • It's a stronger strain of the virus in the sense that it's more transmittable, it's a bouncy virus.

Quotes about Priti PatelEdit

  • I felt a creeping anxiety that campaigners are being used, forced to play a bit part in Priti Patel’s nightmare vision of an ever more polarised, ever more angry nation. She proposes a vile policy, so people shout at her. She tries to do something illegal and judges oppose her. She characterises opponents as a mob and we sit down in the road. No wonder some of us feel as if we are being forced to fulfil a direction set by the government. It provides the plot, we are just the reaction shot. The government is pushing those who care about refugees – or about other, no less urgent issues – into a position of permanent protest.

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