Sayeeda Warsi

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

Baroness Warsi is the first British Muslim woman to hold a cabinet position in Government, following the May 2010 General Election. She is a minister without portfolio and co-chair of the Conservative Party. Prior to the Election she served as Shadow communities secretary.

Baroneess Warsi was born in Dewsbury in 1971. She was educated at Birkdale High School and Dewsbury College, and the at the University of Leeds where she read Law (LLB). She attended the York College of Law to complete the Legal Practice Course and then trained with the Crown Prosecution Service and then the Home Office Immigration Department.

After qualifying as a Solicitor, Sayeeda worked for John Whitfield, the last Conservative Member of Parliament for Dewsbury and at Whitfield Hallam Goodall Solicitors. Sayeeda then went on to set up her own specialist practice, George Warsi Solicitors, in Dewsbury.

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