Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief

Fiona Bruce MP

Biography

Fiona Bruce was appointed as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief in December 2020. Fiona became Member of Parliament for Congleton in 2010. Before 2010 Fiona practised as a solicitor, setting up her own business, the law firm Fiona Bruce & Co LLP, based in Cheshire.

Fiona has focused in Parliament on championing individual freedoms and human rights, both in this country and abroad, including the right to freedom of religion or belief.

Fiona served on the International Development Select Committee for 4 years and chaired the Parliamentary sub-committee overseeing the Independent Commission on Aid Inspections. She was also a member of the Parliamentary Joint-Committee on Human Rights for 5 years.

Fiona is a Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for North Korea and Vice-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Freedom of Religion or Belief.

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Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief

The Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief:

  • brings together UK efforts to promote religious tolerance abroad, and works on how the UK government can protect and promote this fundamental freedom internationally
  • works with the members of the International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance to raise awareness of cases of particular concern, advocating for the rights of people worldwide who are discriminated against or persecuted for their faith or belief
  • supports implementing the Bishop of Truro’s recommendations on Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) support for persecuted Christians around the world

The Prime Minister’s Special Envoy undertakes these activities on behalf of, and reports to, the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street and Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office