Patel is Britain's new political star

Priti Patel, a self-confessed "right-wing Tory" East African Gujarati has become Britain's newest Indian political pin-up, the toast of multi-culturalism.

Patel, 34, a sassy public relations officer for the world's largest alcoholic drinks group, Diageo, has been selected to contest one of the safest seats for Britain's government-in-waiting, the Conservative Party.

The constituency has long been regarded as wanting only "white middle-class males" as its MP.

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