Suella Braverman's parents have Indian origins and migrated to the UK in the 1960s. As a politician, she has defended British colonialism and taken a hard line on immigrants.

Britain’s interior minister Suella Braverman quit on Wednesday, becoming the second senior cabinet minister to depart within a week.

While Braverman has resigned over a “technical” breach of government rules, she sent an official document from her personal email account

In her resignation letter, she also criticised Prime Minister Liz Truss, saying she had “concerns about the direction of this government”.

UK’s new interior minister will be Grant Shapps, who had not backed Truss for the PM post and was removed as transport minister when she came to power.

Braverman had recently thrown a spanner in the works of the India-UK trade deal with her comments about Indian migrants overstaying their visas.

Later, she in apparent course correction, she said “the story of India and the story of the UK are so intimately linked that they are to a great extent the same story.”

Braverman, 42, is a Conservative leader and lawyer who was elected to the UK Parliament from Fairham in 2015 and served as attorney general for England and Wales from 2020 to 2022.

She campaigned to leave the EU and served as a junior minister in the Brexit department under former PM, but resigned in protest at her proposed Brexit deal.