Meet Kemi Badenoch

Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch is a British Conservative politician and Member of Parliament for Saffron Walden. Adegoke was born in Wimbledon, London to parents of Nigerian origin. Her childhood was spent in Lagos, Nigeria and the United States.

She returned to the United Kingdom at the age of 16. After studying Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Sussex, she worked as a software engineer at Logica. Badenoch went on to work at RBS as a systems analyst before working as an associate director at Coutts and later as a director at The Spectator magazine.

Badenoch was elected as the MP for Saffron Walden on 8 June 2017 following the retirement of former deputy speaker Alan Haselhurst; she became the first woman to represent that constituency.

We are proud of her achievement and we name her Most Influential 100 Class of 2018 Politics and Governance Category.

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