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Amber Rudd PC MP is a British Conservative politician. She has served as Home Secretary since 2016 and has served as Member of Parliament for the East Sussex constituency of Hastings and Rye since the 2010 general election, defeating the incumbent Labour member Michael Foster. Rudd is the third female Home Secretary, and fifth woman to hold one of the Great Offices of State.

The Right Honourable

MP
Amber Rudd 2016.jpg
Home Secretary
Assumed office
13 July 2016
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Theresa May
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
In office
11 May 2015 – 13 July 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Ed Davey
Succeeded by Greg Clark
Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Climate Change
In office
15 July 2014 – 11 May 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Greg Barker
Succeeded by Position abolished
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
10 September 2012 – 7 October 2013
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Sajid Javid
Succeeded by Rob Wilson
Member of Parliament
for Hastings and Rye
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Michael Foster
Majority 4,796 (9.4%)
Personal details
Born (1963-08-01) 1 August 1963 (age 53)
London, England, UK
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) A. A. Gill (m. 1990; div. 1995)
Children
  • Flora
  • Alasdair
Alma mater University of Edinburgh
Website Official website

Amber Rudd PC MP (born 1 August 1963) is a British Conservative politician. She has served as Home Secretary since 2016 and has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for the East Sussex constituency of Hastings and Rye since the 2010 general election, defeating the incumbent Labour member Michael Foster. Rudd is the third female Home Secretary, and fifth woman to hold one of the Great Offices of State.

She has held several frontbench positions, including serving as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change from 2015 to 2016. She was appointed Home Secretary in Theresa May's ministry on 13 July 2016.

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