Indian-origin MP Priti Patel gets Cabinet rank in David Cameron’s Conservative team

LONDON (TIP): One of Britain’s most prominent Indian-origin MPs, Priti Patel has been appointed minister of state for employment in British Prime Minister David Cameron’s new cabinet.

Ms Patel was re-elected from Witham in Essex with a big majority in the May 7 general elections.

The London-born mother of one, Indian origin Priti Patel, is a minister of state in David Cameron’s new cabinet.

The 43-year-old replaces another female MP in the Cabinet, Esther McVey, who lost her seat at the polls.

“A real privilege to be appointed as Minister of State for Employment at the Department for Work and Pensions,” Ms Patel said in a Twitter message.

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The London-born mother of one has been given a Cabinet rank as a promotion from her previous role as Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury.

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