Kemi Badenoch is the Member of Parliament for the Saffron Walden constituency having been elected on 8 June 2017. Before being elected to Parliament she was a Conservative member of the London Assembly, acting as the GLA Conservative’s spokesperson for the economy, and sat on both the Transport Committee and Policing and Crime Committee. Prior to the Assembly, Kemi was a Director at the Spectator magazine and before that an Associate Director at Coutts & Co.

Kemi holds two degrees in engineering and law from Sussex University and Birkbeck College respectively. She is currently a Board Member for the Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life and for 9 years was a non-executive director for a London housing association. 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.