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Baroness Warsi resigns from government over Gaza policy

Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi has resigned from the government over its policy on Gaza.

In her letter of resignation, Warsi said the government's policy on Gaza is "morally indefensible".

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Who is Baroness Warsi?

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has resigned from the Government after saying she cannot support its stance on Gaza, here is a brief look at her background and political career.

Baroness Warsi. Credit: David Jones/PA Wire
  • Baroness Warsi was born in Dewsbury in West Yorkshire and studied law at Leeds University.
  • In 2007 she become the youngest peer in Parliament when she was elevated to the House of Lords aged 36.
  • Lady Warsi became the first Muslim to sit in the Cabinet when she was made Conservative Party co-chairman following the 2010 general election.
  • She was subsequently moved to the post of Minister of State at the Foreign Office and Minister for Faith and Communities in Mr Cameron's 2012 re-shuffle in a move widely regarded as a demotion.

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