Miriam Cates Net Worth 2023, Age, Husband, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Salary

Miriam Cates

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Miriam Cates is a British Conservative Party politician who was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Penistone and Stocksbridge at the 2019 general election. Prior to her parliamentary career, she was the finance director of a technology consultancy, a teacher, and parish councilor.

Early life

NameMiriam Cates
Net Worth$5 million
Age40 years
Miriam Cates net worth

Miriam Joy Cates was born on August 23, 1982 (age 40 years) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. She attended King Edward VII School and studied genetics at the University of Cambridge, obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Sheffield Hallam University, and worked as a science teacher at Tapton School in Sheffield. She then became the finance director of the technology consultancy, Redemption Media. Cates co-owns the company with her husband.

Political career

Miriam Cates was elected in 2015 as a parish councillor for Oughtibridge Ward on Bradfield Parish Council. She was re-elected in 2019 and resigned from her seat in 2021. Cates stood as a Conservative candidate for Stannington ward in the 2018 Sheffield City Council election and joined the party in the same year. She received 898 votes and finished third behind the Liberal Democrats candidates.

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Cates was selected as the Conservative candidate for Penistone and Stocksbridge on 24 October 2018. She had previously supported the UK remaining a member of the European Union in the 2016 referendum but, during the election campaign, commented she had since changed her mind and supported Brexit.

She was elected as MP in the 2019 general election with a majority of 7,210 (14.5%) on a swing of 8.6% from Labour to the Conservatives. After her election, it was reported that a mobile app was launched in 2014 by Redemption Media, a company co-owned by Cates and her husband, charged foodbanks for the services that it provided. Cates commented on this by stating that the app had been developed for free and that the first foodbank to use it had not been charged.

After the app was expanded to other foodbanks, there was a set-up charge which was used to help cover development and training costs, and by joining the app they also received a complimentary subscription to JustGiving. The first client of the app was the S6 Foodbank based at St. Thomas’ Church and run by Network Church Sheffield. They piloted the app in 2012 before its national launch in 2014. Cates and her family were members of St. Thomas’ Church and she was the operations director of Network Church Sheffield from 2016 to 2018.

Miriam Cates has been a member of the Ecclesiastical Committee since March 2020 and the Education Select Committee since October 2021. She also co-chairs the Stocksbridge Towns Fund with local property developer Mark Dransfield. She was elected to the 1922 Committee on 11 July 2022. In June 2021, in an article for the online magazine UnHerd, Cates criticized the focus on protecting the elderly during the COVID-19 pandemic as in her opinion it only had a short-term impact on the “longevity of older people” and that emphasis should have been on “the long term impact of lockdowns on young people’s lives”.

Cates wrote an article in The Daily Telegraph in October 2021 where she stated that “biological sex” was “unchangeable” and that it “eroded” the rights of cisgender women to say that trans women were women. When asked about the article in an interview for GB News, she said that she did not oppose trans women who had undergone sex reassignment therapy from having equivalent rights but did oppose self-identification and gender fluidity as she felt that it “posed a danger” to cisgender women.

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In November 2021, during a parliamentary session, Miriam Cates warned schools against inviting LGBTQ rights charities Stonewall and Mermaids to provide counseling services as she felt that they taught “dangerous and contested extreme ideologies that don’t have a basis in science”. Miriam Cates supported Suella Braverman in the July 2022 Conservative Party leadership election. Liz Truss won the leadership contest and became Prime Minister but resigned in October 2022. Cates endorsed Rishi Sunak in the subsequent October 2022 Conservative leadership election.


Miriam Cates is married to her husband Dave Cates, they had their wedding in England. Her husband Dave is the managing director of the software company Redemption Media and is the chair of the trust board overseeing the Peak Edge Academy Trust. She is an evangelical Christian and met her husband while working on a voluntary project at their church in Sheffield. As of early 2023, Cates and her husband Dave are still married and live in Oughtibridge, a village near Stocksbridge, with their three children.

Miriam Cates net worth

How much is Miriam Cates worth? Miriam Cates net worth is estimated at around $5 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a politician. Miriam Cates’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $400,000 dollars annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential politicians in the United Kingdom. Miriam Cates stands at an appealing height of 1.71m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.