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10 Things to Know About UK Minister for Children & Families

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 08/08/2019 - 15:03

The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently appointed Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch as Junior Minister in his cabinet.  

Here are 10 things to know about the new MP

  • Olukemi Olufunto Adegoke was born in January 1980 in Wimbledon, London to Nigerian Parents; a medical doctor and a physiology professor.
  • She was recently named the new Minister of Children and Families by the British Prime Minister of Britain, Boris Johnson.
  • Her childhood was spent in Lagos, Nigeria and the United States.
  • She moved to the United Kingdom at the age of sixteen.
  • She studied Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Sussex.
  • She is a British Conservative politician.
  • Adegoke joined the Conservative Party in 2005 at the age of 25.
  • She contested a seat at the London Assembly in 2012 but was unsuccessful.
  • She supported Brexit in the 2016 EU membership referendum.
  • She was first elected as Member of Parliament Saffron Walden on 8 June 2017.
  • Olukemi is married to Hamish Badenoch and they have two children

 

Sources

en.wikipedia.org

www.africanews.com

regionweek.com

 

Image Credit

espact.com

www.thesun.co.uk

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