Announced on 18 May 2023.
Lord Ashcroft is pleased to announce that his next book will examine the life and career of the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, Kemi Badenoch.
Ms Badenoch only entered Parliament in 2017, but her rise has been swift, taking in ministerial jobs at the Department for Education, the Treasury and the Foreign Office. As a standard bearer of the right, she has been unafraid to speak out on a range of controversial matters. She has scored consistently well in the Conservative Home Cabinet League Table over the past year and is now regularly talked about as a potential future leader of the Conservative Party.
Yet who is Kemi Badenoch? How much does anybody really know about her? And what makes her tick?
Lord Ashcroft said:
Kemi Badenoch is one of the most interesting politicians to emerge in recent years in any party and she is likely to feature ever more prominently in the national consciousness. Her background growing up in Nigeria and America before coming to Britain as a teenager, together with her willingness to confront contentious issues, undoubtedly set her apart from most MPs in the House of Commons. In recent years I have published biographies of David Cameron, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Sir Keir Starmer, and I’m putting the finishing touches to my updated book on Rishi Sunak. I have no doubt that Kemi Badenoch will prove just as rewarding a subject.