Kemi Badenoch was re-elected in 2019 as the MP for the Saffron Walden constituency after initially being elected in 2017. Kemi is currently Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade.
She has previously held roles as Minister for Local Government, Faith and Communities at the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Minister for Equalities, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education.
Kemi is a former Vice-Chair of the Conservative Party and former member of the Justice Select Committee. Prior to her election as a Member of Parliament, she was a Conservative member of the London Assembly, acting as the GLA Conservative’s spokesperson for the economy.
Kemi is also a patron of several charities in the constituency including Support 4 Sight, The Stroke Club, Mind in West Essex and Uttlesford Community Action Network (formerly the Council of Voluntary Services Uttlesford).
Her other areas of interest include engineering and technology, social mobility and integration. She provides regular mentoring to women who wish to pursue careers in technology.
Kemi has supported hundreds of people across the Saffron Walden constituency with a wide range of individual issues, community and national concerns. She works closely with the local councils, schools, businesses, community groups and many more to represent the interests of her constituents and their communities.