The comments were condemned by Kate Osamor, Labour’s shadow International Development Secretary, who said: “Priti Patel has no mandate or evidence to fundamentally change the way UK aid is distributed. All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0, except where otherwise stated, Secretary of State for the Home Department, Secretary of State for International Development, Update to the HASC on Windrush: 22 October 2019, 100,000 apply to join police in first year of recruitment drive, Rule of six comes into effect to tackle coronavirus, Home Secretary speech at the Police Superintendents' Association conference, Priti Patel to create police covenant to protect officers and staff, Priti Patel approves new Taser model to protect officers and the public, Tougher fines ahead of Bank Holiday to crack down on illegal gatherings, More than 100,000 young people supported as violence reduction units get new funding boost, Police given new powers to tackle hostile state activity, ACMD work programme 2020 to 2022: commissioning letter, Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support, Transparency and freedom of information releases, overarching responsibility for the departmental portfolio and oversight of the ministerial team, overall responsibility for the Home Office response to COVID-19 including health measures at the border and police powers to enforce lockdown. Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. Priti was elected Conservative MP for Witham in May 2010. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Priti Sushil Patel (born 29 March 1972) is a British politician serving as Secretary of State for the Home Department since 2019 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Witham since 2010.Patel served as Secretary of State for International Development from 2016 to 2017. Ms Patel, the Home Secretary, is planning to overhaul asylum laws which she has reportedly claimed are being “exploited by leftie Labour-supporting lawyers” who were doing everything to stop the Government removing people. The International Development Secretary is about to publish a review of the work of big multinational aid organisations that spend money on behalf of the UK – which could lead to funding being cut if spending and waste targets are not met. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. You have entered an incorrect email address! “Until we leave the transition period we are limited in the action we can take. Mr Portes later added that it was a "very clear breach" of Government communications standards and urged department press offices to "take note" and that the "unacceptable behaviour is not repeated". The ‘bully’ UK Home Secretary with some tough... Narayana Murthy son-in-law Rishi Sunak, picture-perfect PIO who was called ‘next UK PM’, Why US and China are sliding towards a new Cold War, Ritesh Agarwal’s Oyo Hotels to cut 5,000 jobs in India, China and US, Pros and cons of China’s lead in vaccines, UK govt’s blame game and other global Covid news, Trolled, abused, mocked, bullied — Rahul Gandhi offers a window into battling mental health, UK civil servant resigns over strained ties with Indian-origin Home Secretary Priti Patel, Yogi Adityanath’s anti-Mughal stand has reasons.