|Biographical detail : ||British politician
Created life peer, in 2007, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi was shadow minister from 2007 to 2010. Chairman of the Conservative party (2010 – 2012) Baroness Warsi, in 2012, became minister of state for faith and communities and foreign and commonwealth affairs.
Lady Warsi who championed David Cameron’s bid to lead the Tory Party in 2005 and was rewarded first with a shadow ministerial job and then, in 2010, with the party chairmanship resigned in August 2014 as she cited the government’s “morally indefensible” refusal to condemn Israel over its bombardment of the Gaza Strip.
Daughter of a Pakistani immigrant Sayeeda Warsi was born in Dewsbury, Yorkshire and read law at University of Leeds.