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Sajid Javid

British politician

Sajid Javid (born 5 December 1969)[1] is a British Conservative politician. He was the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government after being appointed by Prime Minister Theresa May on 14 July 2016. In 2018 Javid became the Home Secretary after Amber Rudd resigned.[2] In July 2019, he became Chancellor of the Exchequer for the Boris Johnson cabinet.


Sajid Javid

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Chancellor of the Exchequer
Assumed office
24 July 2019
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byPhilip Hammond
Home Secretary
In office
30 April 2018 – 24 July 2019
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byAmber Rudd
Succeeded byPriti Patel
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
In office
13 July 2016 – 30 April 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byGreg Clark
Succeeded byJames Brokenshire
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
President of the Board of Trade
In office
11 May 2015 – 13 July 2016
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byVince Cable
Succeeded byGreg Clark
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
In office
9 April 2014 – 11 May 2015
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byMaria Miller
Succeeded byJohn Whittingdale
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
In office
7 October 2013 – 9 April 2014
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byGreg Clark
Succeeded byNicky Morgan
Economic Secretary to the Treasury
In office
4 September 2012 – 7 October 2013
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byChloe Smith
Succeeded byNicky Morgan
Member of Parliament
for Bromsgrove
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded byJulie Kirkbride
Majority16,573 (30.7%)
Personal details
Born (1969-12-05) 5 December 1969 (age 49)
Rochdale, Lancashire, England
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)
Laura King (m. 1997)
Children4
Residence11 Downing Street
EducationDownend School
Filton College
Alma materUniversity of Exeter
WebsiteOfficial website

He was appointed the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, on 11 May 2015.[3] Javid previously served as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport from 2014 to 2015. He was Minister for Equalities in 2014. Javid was the Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Economic Secretary.[4]

Javid was considered a possible candidate for becoming Leader of the Conservative Party.[5] On 27 May 2019, Javid announced his campaign to run for Leader of the Conservative Party in the 2019 election.[6] On 20 June, Javid was eliminated on the fourth ballot.

Before entering politics Javid worked in finance. He became a vice president at Chase Manhattan Bank at age 25.[3] He later joined Deutsche Bank in London. When he left Deutsche Bank in 2009, he was a senior Managing Director.[3]

Javid is of Pakistani descent.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Biography, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP". My Parliament. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
  2. Amber Rudd's resignation letter and Theresa May's response Published by the BBC on April 30, 2018
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP". Gov.UK. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
  4. Owen, Paul (7 October 2013). "Coalition government reshuffle". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
  5. Nicholas Watt. "Tory party: the rising stars and those fading fast". the Guardian. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
  6. "Sajid Javid to run for Tory party leader". BBC. 27 May 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  7. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48226528