Kemi Badenoch is a well-known politician who has served as the MP for Saffron Walden since 2017. She is a Conservative Party member who has served as Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Equalities in the Government Equalities Office since 2020 in Boris Johnson’s second government. Badenoch ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the London Assembly in 2012. After Suella Braverman and Victoria Borwick declined their seats as MPs in the 2015 general election, Badenoch was appointed to the London Assembly three years later. She was elected as the MP for Saffron Walden on June 8, 2017, following the retirement of former deputy speaker Alan Haselhurst; she was the constituency’s first female MP. She currently resides in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom, where she works as a politician.
|Celebrated Name||Kemi Badenoch|
|Birth Name||Olukemi Olufunto Adegoke|
|Place Of Birth||Wimbledon, London|
|University||University of Sussex|
|College / University||Phoenix College|
|Height||6 ft or 1.8 m|
|Net Worth||$1 million-$5 Million|
|Source of Wealth||Political Career|
Kemi Badenoch Biography
Kemi Badenoch was born in Wimbledon, London, England on January 2, 1980. Olukemi Olufunto Adegoke is her given name. Femi and Feyi Adegoke, her parents, gave birth to her. Her father is a general practitioner, while her mother is a physiology professor. Her early years were spent in the United States (where her mother lectured) and Lagos, Nigeria. She returned to the UK when she was 16 years old. She is of mixed ethnicity, i.e. British-Nigerian, and has British nationality. Her Zodiac sign is Capricorn, and she is a Christian. In 2023, she had her 43rd birthday.
Kemi received her A-Levels from the Phoenix College in Morden, London, while working at a McDonald’s franchise. She then went on to study Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Sussex. She began her career in the IT industry as a software engineer at Logica (later CGI Group). She earned a law degree in 2009 while working part-time at Birkbeck, University of London. She then worked as a systems analyst at RBS before moving on to a career in consultancy and financial services, where she worked as an associate director of private bank and wealth manager Coutts and later as a director at the conservative magazine The Spectator.
Kemi Badenoch Height, Weight
Kemi Badenoch is a stunning woman with a charming attitude. She stands 6 feet or 1.8 m tall and weighs approximately 78 KG or 154 lbs. She always works out to stay fit and healthy. She enjoys exercising on a regular basis and encourages others to do the same. Her eyes are black, and her hair is black as well. Her shoe size is 8 in the United Kingdom.
Kemi Badenoch, at 25, joined the Conservative Party in 2005. In 2010, she ran against Labour’s Tessa Jowell in the Dulwich and West Norwood constituency, finishing third behind Jowell and Jonathan Mitchell (the Liberal Democrat candidate).
She ran for the Conservatives in the London Assembly election in 2012, finishing sixth on the London-wide list. Victoria Borwick was elected to the House of Commons in the 2015 general election and later resigned her position in the London Assembly. Then Badenoch was named the new Assembly Member.
In the 2016 election, she was re-elected to the Assembly. Badenoch is in favor of lifting the fox hunting ban. Furthermore, in the 2017 general election, she was elected MP for the Saffron Walden seat with 37,629 votes and a majority of 24,966. (41.0 percent ).
She was also chosen to serve on the 1922 Executive Committee. In September, she was named to the Parliamentary Justice Select Committee.
In January 2018, she was appointed as the Conservative Party’s Vice-Chair for Candidates. The Mail on Sunday received a video of Badenoch’s interview with Core Politics in April 2018, in which she admitted to hacking into the website of a Labour MP in 2008.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Badenoch as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families in July 2019.
She also voted in favor of Brexit in the 2016 UK EU membership referendum. She was re-elected in the December general election with a larger majority of 27,594 (43.8 percent) votes.
In February 2020, she was appointed Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Equalities) in the Department of International Trade.
She has been a member of the Public Accounts Committee since March 2020. In January 2021, she published a series of tweets in which she posted pictures of queries made to her office by a HuffPost writer, whom she accused of “creepy and strange behavior.”
Her actions were condemned by the National Union of Journalists and the Council of Europe’s Safety of Journalists Platform, but she was supported by the prime minister’s press secretary, who said it was all a “misunderstanding.”
Jayne Ozanne asked her to ‘examine her position’ as Equalities minister in March 2021. During a discussion in the House of Commons in April 2021, she questioned the Labour Party’s response to a study published by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities that declared Britain was not institutionally racist.
Labour was accused by her of “willful misrepresentations” about the study and responded to Butler’s statements by saying, “It is unfair to accuse those who argue for a different strategy of being racists or race traitors.” It’s much more foolish, and potentially dangerous, to label ethnic minorities racist slurs like Uncle Toms, coconuts, house slaves, or house negroes for daring to believe differently.”
Kemi Badenoch Husband, Marriage
Kemi Badenoch has a husband. He married her spouse, Hamish Badenoch, in 2012, who works for Deutsche Bank and was a Conservative councilor on Merton London Borough Council from 2014 to 2018, representing the Village ward (centered on Wimbledon Village). The couple has three children, two daughters and a son. Kemi and Hamish are having a great time with their children. Her sexual orientation is heterosexual.
Kemi Badenoch Net Worth
Kemi Badenoch is a British politician with an estimated net worth of $1 million to $5 million as of July 2023. Her current salary is estimated to be between $80K and $85K USD. Her primary source of money is her political career. She now lives a luxurious lifestyle, has a personal luxury car, a large bungalow, and travels all over the world. She is entirely immersed in her current life.
- Since 2017, Kemi Badenoch has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Saffron Walden.
- She is a Conservative Party member.
- Capricorn is her Zodiac sign.
- She was named as the Conservative Party’s Vice-Chair for Candidates in January 2018.