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Sajid Javid's Biography

 
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Sajid Javid was born in Rochdale on 5 December 1969.

His father Abdul Ghani, a bus driver, came to the UK in 1961 “with a £1 note in his pocket”. His mother is Zubaid.

Sajid Javid was brought up in Bristol and studied Economics and Politics at Exeter University.

He became the youngest Vice President in the history of Chase Manhattan Bank, where he worked in New York, before moving to Deutsche Bank, where he was Managing Director.

However, Sajid Javid gave up the world of finance when he made headway in politics.

Bloomberg had estimated that at Deutsche Bank he would have been earning roughly £3m a year.

In May 2010 he was elected Member of Parliament for Bromsgrove.

His various roles included being PPS to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon George Osborne MP, and being Economic and then Financial Secretary to the Treasury.

In April 2014, he was appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

In May 2015, Sajid Javid became Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

On 30 June 2016, when Stephen Crabb stood to be the Conservative Party leader, he did so on a joint ticket with Sajid Javid.

On 5 July, however, Stephen Crabb came fourth of the five candidates and decided to drop out of the contest.

On 14 July 2016, the new Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Sajid Javid to the post of Communities and Local Government Secretary.



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