Sayeeda Warsi Giving Speech


Baroness Warsi

A lawyer, a businesswoman, and a Cabinet Minister, Sayeeda Warsi has had many roles, but she is best known for being Britain’s first Muslim Cabinet Minister.

One of five girls born to immigrant’s parents of Pakistani origin in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, Sayeeda studied law at Leeds University, going on to work for the Crown Prosecution Service before setting up her own legal practice, George Warsi Solicitors.

Her father, a former mill worker and bus driver who set up his own business, instilled in her values of freedom, responsibility, and aspiration. Inspired, she got involved in the Conservative Party, and it was there that she became an advisor to the leader, Michael Howard, in 2004.

Sayeeda Warsi Giving Speech

TV Appearances

An effective and entertaining communicator, with over 30 years experience of campaigning underpinned by her solid legal background and analytical approach. Bold and passionate, she is not afraid to use her various platforms to speak out. Her down to earth manner and sassy sense of humor have seen her voted comedy queen by Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer and resulted in an expanding audience with her TV and radio clips being viewed by millions.

  • This Tory failure can become the mother of all successes

    Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan – so the saying goes. Losing in politics is a particularly lonely place. For many of my parliamentary colleagues who lost seats, they’ve lost not just their job but also the...

  • Labour has parked its tanks on the Tories’ lawn

    How both Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer chose to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday said a lot about the mood of both camps going into the last week of general election campaigning. As a day to commemorate our armed...

  • Who could lead the broken Tories after Sunak?

    Conservative party politics is broken. The latest betting scandal engulfing the party has starkly reminded the public of “Partygate” and has once again bought to the fore questions about trust. This once great party of law and order is increasingly seen...

  • Why I am persuading activists not to quit

    D-Day commemorations remembered the beginning of the end of the Second World War. Now it may also be remembered as the beginning of the end of the Conservative Party's general election campaign.   Listening to the shocking stories of Labour...

  • Labour is taking the centre right from the Tories

    The general election campaign is becoming as much about what the Conservatives and Labour will look like after 4 July as it is about what they stand for today. The Diane Abbott row, followed by a series of deselections and...

  • Icon Diane Abbott paved the way for politicians like me

    Summer 1987 was a blur for the most part. I was sitting my O levels and my parents had high expectations. I come from a generation of Asian kids for whom their families chose their career. I was destined to...

  • My Tory colleagues have no idea what Sunak stands for

    Each of the party leaders has launched their general election campaign and I am afraid it doesn’t bode well for my Party. It isn’t Labours 20 point plus lead that concerns me , it isn’t even the dozens and dozens...

  • Muslim’s Don’t Matter

    Embargoed until 6pm on Thursday 19th October 2023 Key Lecture by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi at The University of Leeds – Muslims Don’t Matter (Check against delivery) Thursday 19th October 2023 – Katie Hopkins – a cup of tea, and a...

The Enemy Within

‘Eloquent ... Calm and clever reflection’
- Andrew Marr

‘Uniquely insightful’
- Tim Shipman, Sunday Times

'Islamophobia is the Ku Klux Klan hatred of our time. This book is an antidote to the hypocrisy around Islam that has become such a poison in our public life. Warsi holds everyone - the state, the press, and our Muslim communities - to the same standards of integrity and self-reflection. It throws down a gauntlet for all of us: to read it, understand it, and argue with it, with as much good faith as the author's.'

- Clive Stafford Smith, Director of Reprieve and author of 'Bad Men' and 'Injustice'


From discrimination to diplomacy, equality to entrepreneurship, faith to finance, human rights to health and fitness, Sayeeda is a versatile, informed, and entertaining speaker.

Sayeeda is represented by London Speakers Bureau.

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