UK appoints Kemi Badenoch as Children and Family Minister

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The United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson as part of his government reshuffle appointed OuwaKemi Olufunto Badenoch as Children and Family Minister.

Badenoch has been the Minister of Parliament representing Saffron Walden constituency since 2017, her appointment was confirmed after the former minister of Children and Family Nadhim Zawahi was moved to the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BESI).

She was born on January 1980 in Wimbledon London to a parent of Nigerian Origin and her childhood was spent in Lagos before she moved back to the UK at the age of sixteen.

Badenoch joined the conservative party in 2005 at the age of 25 and was first elected as Member of Parliament Saffron Walden on June 8 2017, she is also the first woman to represent the constituency.

She is a Software Engineer and a mother of two, studied Systems Engineering at Sussex University and she also possesses a Law degree. She has worked in the Banking Sector for Coutts and RBS.

Badenoch had once shared her experiences of poverty and how she used to do her homework by candlelight with the member of the parliament. She tweets about her new appointment on her twitter page @kemiBadenoch.

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