Politician, lawyer, and parliamentarian, she served as British Home Secretary. Her real name is Sue Ellen, but her primary school teachers merged the two parts together to become Sue. Despite her immigrant origins, she supports reducing immigration and deporting irregular refugees. She was removed from her position because she accused the police of bias towards pro-Palestinian demonstrations.
Birth and upbringing
Braverman was born Ellen Cassiana Fernandez in Harrow, London, on 3 April 1980. Her father, Christy Fernandez, from Kenya, and her mother, Uma, from Mauritius, immigrated to Britain in the 1960s, and both are of Indian descent.
Her father worked in a housing association, and her mother was a nurse who then became a political activist in the Conservative Party.
Suila converts to Buddhism, although her mother is Hindu and her father is Christian, and she married a Jewish businessman from South Africa.
Study and training
Braverman attended a local state school and her parents then decided to enroll her in a local independent school, where she was awarded a scholarship to help with tuition fees at Heathfield School in Pinner on the outskirts of London.
She studied law at Queen’s College, University of Cambridge, and continued her studies in France after joining the Erasmus program (study exchange), and obtained a master’s degree in French European law from the Sorbonne University in Paris.
Political and practical experience
In 2005 she was called to the Middle Temple Bar, specializing in commercial litigation, judicial review and immigration law.
In addition to her work as a lawyer, she tried to run for elections on behalf of the Conservative Party, but was unsuccessful, until she was nominated in the district that traditionally votes for the Conservatives in Fareham, Hampshire County. She enjoyed great support among voters in her district, and they even described her decisions as expressive.
From 2015 to 2017, Braverman served on a series of parliamentary committees supporting education and financial literacy.
After the Brexit referendum, she became head of the Conservative Party’s right-wing European Research Group, before being promoted to the position of Parliamentary Private Secretary of the Ministry of Finance.
In January 2018, she became Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, but she quickly submitted her resignation in November of the same year in protest against Theresa May’s draft deal for Britain’s exit from the European Union. But after the election Boris Johnson As party leader, he restored her to the position of Minister of Justice.
In February 2020, she took over the position of Attorney General, succeeding Jeffrey Cox. In September 2022, she assumed the position of Minister of the Interior, and quickly announced that her priority was preventing illegal immigration.
During this period, she clashed with the Prime Minister over immigration and violated the government’s plan by saying that it would return to David Cameron’s goal of fewer than 100,000 new arrivals annually.
She resigned 6 weeks after assuming the position of Minister of the Interior, but returned strongly days after this resignation, under the government of Liz Trasse.
Her dismissal from the position of British Home Secretary
On November 13, 2023, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak dismissed Home Affairs Minister Suella Braverman from her position, following an opinion article she published in a newspaper in which she accused the police of bias toward pro-Palestinian demonstrations.
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