UK interior minister quits: Who is Suella Braverman, whose India remarks sparked row
Braverman, 42, is a Conservative leader and lawyer who was elected to the UK Parliament from Fairham in 2015 and served as attorney general for England and Wales from 2020 to 2022.
Suella Braverman's parents have Indian origins and migrated to the UK in the 1960s.
As a politician, she has defended British colonialism and taken a hard line on immigrants.
While Braverman has resigned over a “technical” breach of government rules — she sent an official document from her personal email account
In her resignation letter, she also criticised Prime Minister Liz Truss, saying she had “concerns about the direction of this government”.
UK’s new interior minister will be Grant Shapps, who had not backed Truss for the PM post and was removed as transport minister when she came to power.
Braverman had recently thrown a spanner in the works of the India-UK trade deal with her comments about Indian migrants overstaying their visas.
In an interview to The Telegraph in June, Braverman had said she was “proud of the British Empire”, and that she was “informed by the experience of my parents.”
She said her parents “were born under the British Empire in the 1940s, and they have nothing but good things to tell me about the mother country”.