Sayeeda Warsi

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Politician

Designation: Chairman of the Conservative Party
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Conservative Party (U.K)

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Sayeeda Hussain Warsi, Baroness Warsi (born 28 March 1971) is a British lawyer and politician of Pakistani descent. A life peer and member of the Conservative Party, she is the current Chairman of the Conservative Party and Minister without Portfolio in David Cameron's cabinet. Her appointment makes Warsi the first Muslim woman to serve in the Cabinet.

Life peer

Warsi was the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Dewsbury at the 2005 general election, becoming the first Muslim woman to be selected by the Conservatives. She lost that election by nearly 5000 votes. She has served as a special adviser to Michael Howard on Community Relations and was appointed by David Cameron as Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party with specific responsibility for cities.In its' December edition, the New Statesman 'revealed' that Warsi received support for her general election campaign from Lord Ahmed, a Labour peer.According to the New Statesman's report, Warsi "welcomed Lord Ahmed's support".

On 2 July 2007, Warsi was appointed Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion and a working peer.Her peerage was conferred as Baroness Warsi, of Dewsbury in the County of West Yorkshire on 11 October 2007 and gazetted on 26 October 2007.She is, by October 2007, the youngest member of the House of Lords.On 1 December 2007, Baroness Warsi travelled with Lord Ahmed to meet for talks with Sudanese officials and Ministers, in response to the jailing of an English teacher, Gillian Gibbons. Gibbons had been found guilty of insulting Islam, after allowing her class to name a teddy bear Mohammed. This had resulted in Gibbons' prosecution and a 15 day jail sentence. Although Baroness Warsi's and Lord Ahmed's meeting with the Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir did not lead directly to Mrs Gibbons being pardoned, it is acknowledged that, along with the enormous efforts made by Gillian Gibbons's family, friends, and others, it may have indirectly contributed to her release.

In government

On 12 May 2010 David Cameron appointed Baroness Warsi Minister without Portfolio when she succeeded Eric Pickles as Chairman of the Conservative Party. Her appointment makes Warsi the first Muslim woman to serve in the Cabinet.She was sworn as a Privy Counsellor on 13 May 2010.



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