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Who is Alex Sawyer? Priti Patel’s husband and marketing consultant who ran the former minister’s office

INTERNATIONAL Development Secretary Alex Sawyer resigned after holding private meetings with officials in Tel Aviv.

We know Priti Patel has been appointed to Home Secretary since Boris Johnson became Prime Minister, but what do we know about her husband?

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Alex Sawyer with his wife Priti Patel[/caption]

Who is Alex Sawyer?

He was a marketing consultant for the American financial firm Nasdaq until 2017.

He is a Tory councillor and and Cabinet Member for Communities on the council of the London Borough of Bexley.

Mr Sawyer met Ms Patel while working in PR and they married in 2004.

The pair have an nine-year-old son named Freddie.

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What else did he do for Priti Patel?

It emerged in May 2017 that Mr Sawyer was being paid to run her office.

It was reported he was given up to £25,000 from his wife’s staffing allowance.

Mr Sawyer was thought to have employed her husband as a part-time office manager since February 2014.

He told the Times he had not worked in both jobs full-time, and acted properly and within the letter of the parliamentary rule.

PA:Press Association

The pair married in 2004 and have an eight-year-old Freddie[/caption]

INTERNATIONAL Development Secretary Alex Sawyer resigned after holding private meetings with officials in Tel Aviv. We know Priti Patel has been appointed to Home Secretary since Boris Johnson became Prime Minister, but what do we know about her husband? Who is Alex Sawyer? He was a marketing consultant for the American financial firm Nasdaq until […]Read More

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