Who is Kemi Badenoch's husband Hamish? | The Sun

AWAY from the world of politics, Kemi Badenoch is married to husband Hamish.

But who is he and and when did the couple tie the knot? From his career to his family life – here’s everything you need to know.

Who is Kemi Badenoch's husband Hamish?

Hamish is married to Kemi Badenoch – who was appointed Secretary of State for the Department for Business and Trade on February 7, 2023. 

Kemi has also been the MP for Saffron Walden in Essex since June 8, 2017, and joined the frontbench two years later as Equalities minister.

Hamish is a Deutsche Bank employee and a former Conservative councillor on Merton London Borough Council, from 2014 to 2018.

He was born to a mother who emigrated to London from Ireland – where he later stood as the Conservative candidate for Foyle, in Northern Ireland, in 2015 but failed to get elected.

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When did Kemi and Hamish Badenoch get married?

Hamish first met his future wife Kemi at the Dulwich and West Norwood Conservative Club in 2009.

The pair later tied the knot in 2012.

Sharing a rare insight into her marriage in 2019, Kemi told the Daily Mail: ‘’Hamish and I became friends and it took off from there. He helped me deliver my leaflets.’’

Kemi also admitted that her ‘’supportive’’ husband had made the decision to take a step back from the world of politics so that he could support his wife in her pursuits.

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She added: ‘’He’s incredibly supportive. I always tell people who want to go into politics, ‘Pick your partner wisely’.”

Do Kemi and Hamish Badenoch have any children?

Kemi and Hamish are parents to three children.

The couple share two daughters and one son.

They welcomed their first child in 2013.

In 2017, the Badenoch brood grew as Kemi and Hamish welcomed their second child before their third child was born two years later in 2019.

In December 2019, shortly after giving birth, Kemi took to Instagram to thank her ‘’wonderful husband and beautiful children’’ in a sweet social media post.

She wrote: ‘’THANK YOU to my wonderful husband and beautiful children who don’t see as much of me as me as they should (even during maternity leave) because of the job I chose. I am a very lucky woman indeed!’’

Aside from this information, not much else is known about the life of the politician’s spouse or the children they share.

How did Kemi Badenoch vote in the Brexit referendum?

During the 2016 Brexit referendum Kemi Badenoch campaigned to leave the EU.


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In terms of parliamentary votes, she has generally followed the Tory whip on European matters.

She also voted in favour of the withdrawal agreement drawn up by Theresa May's government in 2019.

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