Suella Braverman, 42, the UK Attorney General of Indian origin, will be appointed the next Home Secretary. She will replace Priti Patel in Liz Truss's Cabinet. 50-year-old Priti Patel resigned on Monday, September 5, only hours after Liz Truss was named the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
I'm delighted that Liz Truss has been elected the leader of the Conservative Party. I'm confident she will take the bold action needed to get all of us through these tough times, grow our economy, and unleash the potential of the UK— Suella Braverman MP (@SuellaBraverman) September 5, 2022
Third minority Home Secretary: According to a PTI report, Braverman is likely to be the only Indian-origin MP in Truss's Cabinet. She is all set to become the third minority Home Secretary, after Priti Patel and Sajid Javid.
Braverman has previously served on the Education Select Committee, as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Treasury, and as a Brexit Minister. She later resigned from the post in November 2018 over "unacceptable terms of the Withdrawal Agreement". In February 2020, Boris Johnson appointed her to serve as Attorney General.
Braveman's Indian roots: Braverman was born in Harrow, Greater London, to Christie and Uma Fernandes, both of Indian origin, who emigrated to Britain in the 1960s.
Braverman ran for UK PM elections: Suella, who was also running for Prime Minister, decided to support Liz Truss after losing in the second round in July.
Now, Braveman's main task will be to crack down on Channel crossings by illegal migrants and deport them back, which current Home Secretary Priti Patel failed to do.
Besides Braverman, other key posts in the new Truss-led Cabinet are: