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