Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP

Biography

Amber Rudd was appointed Home Secretary on 13 July 2016. She was elected Conservative MP for Hastings and Rye in 2010.

Political career

From 2010 to 2012 she was a member of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee. She then served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2012 to 2013, and as Assistant Whip from October 2013.

Amber was the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change from July 2014 until May 2015. She was then Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change from May 2015 until July 2016.

Career outside politics

Graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in history, Amber worked in investment banking in the City of London and New York, before moving into venture capital. She then set up a freelance recruitment business and wrote for financial publications, before being elected to Parliament in May 2010.

Personal life

She lives in Hastings and has 2 children.

Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Secretary of State has overall responsibility for all Home Office business, including:

  • security and terrorism
  • legislative programme
  • expenditure issues

Previous roles in government

  1. Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

    • 2015 to 2016
  2. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Climate Change

    • 2014 to 2015
  3. Assistant Government Whip

    • 2013 to 2014

Announcements

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  1. Mr Justice Mitting appointed as Undercover Policing Inquiry chair

    • Press release
  2. Home Secretary announces £1 million to help communities support refugees

    • News story
  3. Home Secretary announces action plan to tackle acid attacks

    • Press release
  4. Home Secretary awards £7.5million for new national police welfare service

    • Press release
  5. Home Secretary awards £17m to tackle violence against women and girls

    • News story
  6. Amber Rudd's speech on tackling violence against women and girls

    • Speech
  7. New measures to allow ratification of Istanbul Convention

    • Press release
  8. Eid al-Fitr 2017: Home Secretary's message

    • News story
  9. Home Secretary statement on recent terrorist attacks

    • Statement to Parliament
  10. Cabinet meeting statement: 20 June 2017

    • Press release