Amber Rudd

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Amber Augusta Rudd (born 1 August 1963) is a British politician who served as Home Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from 2018 to 2019.wikipedia
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Hastings and Rye (UK Parliament constituency)

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She was first elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Hastings and Rye in 2010, representing the Conservative Party, and stood down from parliament in 2019.
Hastings and Rye is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Amber Rudd, an independent, formerly Conservative.

Second Cameron ministry

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Rudd served in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change from 2015 to 2016 in the Cameron Government, where she worked on renewable energy resources and climate change mitigation.
Several vacant Cabinet posts previously held by Liberal Democrats were subsequently filled by Conservative ministers – the positions of Business Secretary, Energy Secretary, Scottish Secretary and Chief Secretary to the Treasury were given to Sajid Javid, Amber Rudd, David Mundell and Greg Hands respectively, with John Whittingdale replacing Javid as Culture Secretary.

First May ministry

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She was appointed Home Secretary in the May government on 13 July 2016, and given the additional role of Minister for Women and Equalities in January 2018.
May announced her choices for Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary and Defence Secretary in the evening of 13 July: Philip Hammond, Amber Rudd and Boris Johnson were respectively appointed to the first three posts, while Michael Fallon continued as Defence Secretary.

Department of Energy and Climate Change

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She previously served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Energy and Climate Change from 2014 to 2015.
It was led at time of closure by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd MP.

Conservative Party (UK)

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She was first elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Hastings and Rye in 2010, representing the Conservative Party, and stood down from parliament in 2019.
May appointed former Mayor of London Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary, former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd as Home Secretary, and former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis to the newly created office of Brexit Secretary.

Tony Rudd (stockbroker)

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Rudd was born on 1 August 1963 in Marylebone, London, the fourth child of stockbroker Tony Rudd (1924–2017) and magistrate Ethne Fitzgerald (1929–2008), daughter of Maurice Fitzgerald QC (grandson of the judge and Liberal politician John FitzGerald, Baron FitzGerald of Kilmarnock) and Christine (daughter of Augustus Bradhurst).
Among his children were the politician Amber Rudd and the public relations executive Roland Rudd.

Windrush scandal

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She resigned as Home Secretary in April 2018 in connection with the Windrush deportation scandal.
Linked by commentators to the "hostile environment policy" instituted by Theresa May during her time as Home Secretary, the scandal led to the resignation of Amber Rudd as Home Secretary in April 2018, and the appointment of Sajid Javid as her successor.

2010 United Kingdom general election

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She was first elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Hastings and Rye in 2010, representing the Conservative Party, and stood down from parliament in 2019.

Roland Rudd

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Her elder brother Roland is a public relations executive, and was a prominent Labour supporter.
Rudd was born in April 1961, one of four children of Tony Rudd, a stockbroker; his sisters are Amanda, Melissa and Amber, who was a Conservative Party Member of Parliament until September 2019, when she left the party over its stance on Brexit; she has since sat as an independent MP.

University of Edinburgh School of History, Classics and Archaeology

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Rudd was born in Marylebone and studied History at the University of Edinburgh School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Theresa May

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On 16 November 2018, Rudd was appointed Work and Pensions Secretary by Prime Minister Theresa May, succeeding Esther McVey.
May's supporters included a number of Cabinet ministers, such as Amber Rudd, Chris Grayling, Justine Greening, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Fallon and Patrick McLoughlin.

Cheltenham Ladies' College

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She was educated at Cheltenham Ladies' College, an independent school in Gloucestershire, and from 1979 to 1981 at Queen's College, London, an independent day school for girls in London, followed by Edinburgh University where she read History.

Four Weddings and a Funeral

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Rudd helped to find extras for the film Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), for which she was credited as the "aristocracy co-ordinator", and appeared briefly in one of the church scenes in the film.
Future Home Secretary and MP Amber Rudd was given the credit of "Aristocracy Coordinator" after she arranged for several aristocrats to make uncredited appearances as wedding extras, including the then – Marquess of Hartington, Peregrine Cavendish and the Earl of Woolton, who conveniently wore their own morning suits.

Home Secretary

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Amber Augusta Rudd (born 1 August 1963) is a British politician who served as Home Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from 2018 to 2019.

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

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On 16 November 2018, Rudd was appointed Work and Pensions Secretary by Prime Minister Theresa May, succeeding Esther McVey. Amber Augusta Rudd (born 1 August 1963) is a British politician who served as Home Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from 2018 to 2019.

List of departures from the second May ministry

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On 29 April 2018, Rudd resigned as Home Secretary after misleading the Home Affairs Select Committee on deportation targets.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Amber Rudd had to take on Sarah Newton's responsibilities as Minister of State for Disabled People as the position was left unfilled two weeks after her resignation.

Minister for Women and Equalities

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She was appointed Home Secretary in the May government on 13 July 2016, and given the additional role of Minister for Women and Equalities in January 2018. She was re-appointed by Boris Johnson on 24 July 2019 and succeeded Penny Mordaunt in her previous portfolio as Minister for Women and Equalities.

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

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Rudd served in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change from 2015 to 2016 in the Cameron Government, where she worked on renewable energy resources and climate change mitigation.

Great Offices of State

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Rudd was the third female Home Secretary, the fifth woman to hold one of the Great Offices of State and the fastest-rising politician to a Great Office of State since the Second World War.

Esther McVey

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On 16 November 2018, Rudd was appointed Work and Pensions Secretary by Prime Minister Theresa May, succeeding Esther McVey.
She was replaced by former Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

East Sussex

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Rudd worked as an investment banker before being elected to the House of Commons for Hastings and Rye in East Sussex in 2010, defeating incumbent Labour MP Michael Foster.

Penny Mordaunt

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She was re-appointed by Boris Johnson on 24 July 2019 and succeeded Penny Mordaunt in her previous portfolio as Minister for Women and Equalities.
She became Minister for Women and Equalities in April 2018, replacing Amber Rudd, who had resigned following the Windrush scandal.

Boris Johnson

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She was re-appointed by Boris Johnson on 24 July 2019 and succeeded Penny Mordaunt in her previous portfolio as Minister for Women and Equalities. They faced Gisela Stuart, Boris Johnson and Andrea Leadsom.
Two days later, Amber Rudd resigned as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and from the Conservative Party, describing the withdrawal of the party whip from MPs on 3 September as an "assault on decency and democracy".

Andrea Leadsom

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They faced Gisela Stuart, Boris Johnson and Andrea Leadsom.
On 11 May 2015, Leadsom, who had previously opposed wind farms and European renewable energy targets, was moved from Economic Secretary to the Treasury, to be appointed Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, reporting to Amber Rudd who was promoted to Secretary of State at the same department.

2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum

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Rudd participated in ITV's Brexit referendum debate regarding the European Union.
and a debate on ITV held on 9 June that included Angela Eagle, Amber Rudd and Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, Andrea Leadsom, and Gisela Stuart.