Victoria Atkins

British politician (born 1976)

Victoria Mary Atkins (born 22 March 1976) is a British politician. She has been the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care since November 2023. She was Financial Secretary to the Treasury from October 2022 to November 2023. She is a member of the Conservative Party. Atkins was first elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Louth and Horncastle in Lincolnshire in 2015.[4]

Victoria Atkins

Official portrait, 2023
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Assumed office
13 November 2023
Prime MinisterRishi Sunak
Preceded bySteve Barclay
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
In office
27 October 2022 – 13 November 2023
Prime MinisterRishi Sunak
Preceded byAndrew Griffith
Minister of State for Prisons and Probation
In office
16 September 2021 – 6 July 2022
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byLucy Frazer
Succeeded byStuart Andrew
Minister for Afghan Resettlement
In office
16 September 2021 – 8 March 2022
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byRichard Harrington[a]
Succeeded byThe Lord Harrington of Watford[b]
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Safeguarding
In office
9 November 2017 – 16 September 2021
Prime Minister
Preceded bySarah Newton
Succeeded byRachel Maclean
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women
In office
8 January 2018 – 13 February 2020
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byAnne Milton
Succeeded byThe Baroness Berridge
Member of Parliament
for Louth and Horncastle
Assumed office
7 May 2015
Preceded bySir Peter Tapsell
Majority28,868 (55.2%)
Personal details
Born (1976-03-22) 22 March 1976 (age 48)[1]
London, England
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Paul Kenward
Children1[2][3]
ParentsRobert Atkins (father)
Alma materCorpus Christi College,
Cambridge

Middle Temple
Websitevictoriaatkins.org.uk

She is a Type 1 diabetic, and is married to the Managing Director of British Sugar.[5]

  1. As Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Syrian Refugees. Office vacant between 17 July 2016 and 16 September 2021.
  2. As Minister of State for Refugees.

References

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  1. Jamieson, Sophie (29 April 2015). "Female MPs: Parliament's future front bench stars". The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  2. "About Victoria". Victoria Atkins MP. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  3. Goodman, Paul (1 May 2015). "Cameron's Children: The next generation of Conservative MPs". ConservativeHome. Retrieved 28 April 2020. Family: Married to Paul, the Managing Director of a food company and has one son, Monty
  4. "Louth & Horncastle". Election 2015. BBC News. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  5. "Victoria Atkins follows in her political parents' footsteps". Lancashire Post. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2023.