Kemi Badenoch

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Name: Kemi Badenoch

Born: 2nd January 1980

Party: Conservative

Constituency: Saffron Walden


Kemi Badenoch is a British Conservative Party politician and the Member of Parliament for Saffron Walden. She was born on 2nd January 1980 in Wimbledon, London to a professor in physiology mother and GP father. She got her A-Levels at the Phoenix College in Morden, London, while working as a McDonald’s employee.

At the University of Sussex, Kemi Badenoch studied Computer Systems Engineering. She began her career as a software engineer at Logica (later CGI Group) and then studied law part-time while working there. She obtained a legal degree from Birkbeck, University of London in 2009.

At the age of 25, Badenoch joined the Conservative Party. In 2010, she ran against Labour’s Tessa Jowell and Conservative Jonathan Mitchell in the Dulwich and Norwood constituency, placing third behind Jowell. In 2015, Badenoch was announced as the new Assembly Member. She went on to win reelection in the Assembly in 2016. Badenoch is in favor of the repeal of the fox hunting prohibition.

Badenoch was named Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in July 2019. In the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, Badenoch backed Brexit. In early 2019, she voted for Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal agreement.

In February 2020, Badenoch was named Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Equalities) in the Department for International Trade. She has been a member of the Public Accounts Committee since March 2020.

In a House of Commons debate on Black History Month in October 2020, she reiterated the government’s opposition to British schools teaching “white privilege” and other “elements of critical race theory,” which they consider uncontested facts.


Last Election Results:

Kemi Badenoch won 39,714 votes out of a possible 63,038. This represents a 63% majority in her constituency. There was a voter turnout of 72.5%.

Voting History Snapshot

Voted Nae to the Armed Forces Bill Committee: New Clause 7

Voted Nae to the Environment Bill Report Stage: New Clause 24

Voted Aye to Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021

Voted Aye to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Third Reading

Voted Nae to the  Draft Climate Change Act 2008 (Credit Limited) Order 2021

Contact Details

Telephone: 02072191943


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