BECAUSE she can weather any storm— everything from cabinet reshuffles to the harshest criticism
BECAUSE she wants to make Britain safer for women. Even while PM Boris Johnson has been dragging his feet, Patel has campaigned hard for new legislation that criminalises public sexual harassment.
BECAUSE she never shies away from showing her Indian roots. Earlier this month, she told her Conservative Party colleagues, “Our values embody service before self and this can be neatly defined by the Hindu word ‘seva‘, which can mean service, commitment and dedication to others.”
IRON LADIES One can only imagine Patel’s joy when she saw that a newspaper columnist had compared her to Margaret Thatcher, saying they were made of the same stuff. Thatcher is Patel’s hero and the primary reason why she joined politics at 18. She had once said, “[Thatcher] had a unique ability to understand what made people, households and businesses tick.”
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