Kemi Badenoch : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Career

Kemi Badenoch is a British politician who has been the Member of Parliament know all about him in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Career

Kemi Badenoch : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Career
Kemi Badenoch
  Bio
Name Kemi Badenoch
Birthdate ( Age) 2 January 1980
Place of Birth Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Marital Status  Hamish Badenoch (m. 2012)
wife/Partner Feyi Adegoke
Children 2 Daugher, 1 Son
Parents Name Not Known
Education Birkbeck, University of LondonUniversity of Sussex
Profession British politician
Net Worth $2 Million
Last Update August 2021

Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch is a British politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Saffron Walden since 2017.A member of the Conservative Party, she has served in Boris Johnson's second government as Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Equalities at the Government Equalities Office since 2020.

In 2012, Badenoch unsuccessfully contested a seat on the London Assembly. Three years later, Badenoch was selected as a London Assembly member after Suella Braverman and Victoria Borwick declined their seats upon being elected as MPs at the 2015 general election. She supported Brexit in the 2016 EU membership referendum. 

Early Life and Family

Badenoch was born in 1980 in Wimbledon, London to Femi and Feyi Adegoke. Her father is a GP and her mother is a professor of physiology.Adegoke's childhood included time living in the United States and Lagos, Nigeria.She returned to the UK at the age of 16 and obtained A Levels from the Phoenix College in Morden, London while working at a branch of the fast food company McDonald's.

Adegoke studied Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Sussex.She initially worked within the IT sector first as a software engineer at Logica (later CGI Group). While working there she studied part-time at Birkbeck, University of London and obtained a law degree in 2009.

Kemi Badenoch Husband

Kemi is married to Hamish Badenoch; they have two daughters and a son. Hamish works for Deutsche Bank and was a Conservative councillor from 2014 to 2018 on Merton London Borough Council, representing the Village ward.

Kemi Badenoch Net Worth

Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch is a British politician who has been the Member of Parliament who plays as a midfielder for English football club Arsenal has an estimated Net Worth of between $3 million in 2021.

Professional Career

Adegoke joined the Conservative Party in 2005 at the age of 25.In 2010, she contested the Dulwich and West Norwood constituency against Labour's Tessa Jowell and came third behind Jowell, and Jonathan Mitchell (the Liberal Democrat candidate).

Two years later, Adegoke stood for the Conservatives in the London Assembly election where she was placed fifth on the London-wide list.The election saw the Conservatives win only three seats from the London-wide list, so Adegoke was not elected.Three years later, in the 2015 general election, Victoria Borwick was elected to the House of Commons and subsequently resigned her seat on the London Assembly. The fourth placed candidate on the list, Suella Fernandes, had also been elected to the House of Commons and declined to fill the vacancy. 

Badenoch was elected as MP for the Saffron Walden constituency in the 2017 general election with 37,629 votes and a majority of 24,966 (41.0%).She had also made the shortlist to be the Conservative Party candidate in the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency.In her maiden speech on 19 July, she described the vote for Brexit as "the greatest ever vote of confidence in the project of the United Kingdom" and cited her personal heroes as the Conservative politicians Winston Churchill, Airey Neave, and Margaret Thatcher.

In July 2019, Badenoch was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.Badenoch supported Brexit in the 2016 UK EU membership referendum.She voted for then Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal agreement in early 2019. In the indicative votes on 27 March, she voted against a referendum on a withdrawal agreement and against a customs union with the EU.In October, Badenoch voted for Johnson's withdrawal agreement.In the December general election, she was re-elected with an increased majority of 27,594 (43.8%) votes.

In February 2020, Badenoch was appointed Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Equalities) in the Department for International Trade.She has been a member of the Public Accounts Committee since March 2020.In a Black History Month debate in the House of Commons in October 2020, she reiterated the government's opposition to British schools teaching white privilege and similar "elements of critical race theory" as uncontested facts.

Badenoch published a series of tweets in January 2021 in which she included screenshots of questions sent to her office by a HuffPost journalist who she, as a result, accused of "creepy and bizarre behaviour". The journalist who was named in the tweets subsequently had to make their Twitter account private due to the abuse they received.Badenoch's actions were criticised by both the National Union of Journalists and the Council of Europe's Safety of Journalists Platform.She was defended by the prime minister's press secretary who commented that it was all a "misunderstanding".

In March 2021, Badenoch was encouraged to 'consider her position' as an Equalities minister by Jayne Ozanne, one of a group of three government LGBT advisers who quit their roles due to the failure of the government to ban conversion therapy, with Ozanne describing a speech by Badenoch on the issue as being 'appalling' and the 'final straw'.

During a debate in the House of Commons in April 2021, Badenoch criticised the Labour Party's response to a report compiled by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities which had declared Britain was not institutionally racist. Labour had described the report of "cherry-picking of data", while the party's former frontbench MP Dawn Butler claimed the report was "gaslighting on a national scale", describing those who put it together as "racial gatekeepers."

Badenoch accused Labour of "willful misrepresentations" over the report and responded to Butler's comments by stating "It is wrong to accuse those who argue for a different approach as being racism deniers or race traitors. It's even more irresponsible, dangerously so, to called ethnic minority people racial slurs like Uncle Toms, coconuts, house slaves or house negroes for daring to think differently."

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