Sayeeda Warsi

Sayeeda Warsi is a lawyer, businesswoman, campaigner and former cabinet minister. She is best known for being the first Muslim to serve in a British cabinet. In 2010, she was appointed Chairwoman of the Conservative party and Minister without Portfolio in the British Cabinet. In 2012, she became Senior Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Minister for Faith and Communities. She resigned in 2014, citing the government’s morally indefensible policy on Gaza. In 2015/16, the Royal Strategic Studies Centre named her one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world.

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