Who Is Suella Braverman? Indian-Origin Politician To Become Next UK Home Secretary

Indian-origin United Kingdom Attorney General Suella Braverman is likely to become UK Home Secretary in the Liz Truss cabinet.

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Indian-origin United Kingdom Attorney General Suella Braverman is likely to become UK Home Secretary in the Liz Truss cabinet. The Goa-origin politician and barrister will be replacing Priti Patel, an Indian-origin lawmaker who resigned hours after Truss was elected as the next Prime Minister.

Suella Braverman competed for the post of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after Boris Johnson announced his resignation. The Attorney General in the cabinet was among the first members of parliament to formally announce their candidacy.

The candidate in the Conservative Party leadership election was eliminated from the ballot after the second round of voting.

Braverman was appointed as Home Secretary under Liz Truss' leadership. She was fired by the then-prime minister and resigned from her office. Later, Truss resigned as the UK prime minister and Rishi Sunak took the post. Braverman was re-appointed as Home Secretary. She will be in charge of overseeing UK borders, policing and counter-terrorism.

Who Is Suella Braverman?

Suella Braverman is the daughter of Christie Fernandes and Uma Fernandes. Her mother, Uma is a nurse, a local Councilor and a Parliamentary candidate.

The 42-year-old Braverman is a politician and barrister and is currently the Attorney General for England and Wales. She has been a member of parliament (MP) for Fareham in Hampshire. The member of the Conservative Party has previously chaired the European Research Group.


Braverman will likely be the only Indian-origin MP in the Liz Truss cabinet and is expected to replace the UK Home Secretary Priti Patel. Patel said she would be stepping down from her post when Truss formally becomes the prime minister. She resigned hours after Truss was named as the next elected prime minister.

Attorney General Braverman studied at Cambridge University and completed a master’s degree at Pantheon-Sorbonne University in European and French law. In 2005, she contested from the Leicester East constituency and finished in second place. In 2015, she was elected to the House of Commons as the MP for Fareham and took interest in justice, education, and home affairs.

Braverman served as a member of the Education Select Committee and the Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee from 2015 to 2017. The politician also chaired the all-party parliamentary group on Financial Education for Young People from 2016 to 2017.

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

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