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Essex MP Priti Patel becomes Treasury Minister

Witham MP Priti Patel with the Prime Minister in India in 2013. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive

The Witham MP Priti Patel has been appointed to a junior Treasury minister as Exchequer Secretary in the Prime Minister's reshuffle.

It's the first government job for the Essex MP who was first elected in 2010.

Ms Patel worked a press officer for a William Hague when he was Conservative leader. Before that she worked for the anti-EU Referendum Party.

Priti Patel's parents used to run a rural post office in Norfolk.

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