Secretary of State for the Home Department.
Responsibilities cover Security and Terrorism, Legislative Programme and Expenditure Issues.
Education in both State and Private Sectors attending both Grammar and Comprehensive Schools. Studied geography at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University.
Conservative Councillor in London Borough of Merton from 1986 to 1994. Chair of Education 1988 to 1990 and Deputy Group Leader and Housing Spokesperson 1992 to 1994.
Elected MP for Maidenhead in May 1997. Held several shadow positions including Education and Employment, Transport, Local Government and the Regions, Family, Culture, media and Sport, leader of the House of Commons and she was Under Secretary of State for Women and Equalities from 2010 to 2012.
She was appointed Home Secretary in May 2010.