Sayeeda Warsi


SAYEEDA WARSISAYEEDA WARSI

Citizenship/Residence British Pakistani

A lawyer, a businesswoman, a campaigner and a cabinet minister, Sayeeda Warsi has had many portrayals, but she is best known for being the first Muslim to serve in a British cabinet and the foremost Muslim politician in the Western world. She is known to be a racial justice campaigner for many years, instrumental in the launch of Operation Black Vote. She served in the David Cameron’s Cabinet, first as the Minister without portfolio between 2010 till 2012, then as the Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office and as the Minister of State for Faith and Communities, until her resignation. A fierce political campaigner, who resigned from Government citing the Government’s “morally indefensible” policy on Gaza.

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