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Sajid Javid's Biography

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Who is Sajid Javid?

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. According to Sajid Javid, “I grew up on what one tabloid dubbed Britain’s most dangerous street”.

He 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.

On 30 April 2018, he was appointed Home Secretary after Amber Rudd's resignation from that post.

In June 2019, following Theresa May's resignation. he put his hat in the ring to be the next leader of the Conservative Party.

Sajid Javid got down to the last four candidates but was eliminated at that stage.

On 24 July 2019, the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson made Sajid Javid Chancellor of the Exchequer.

On 13 February 2019, Sajid Javid resigned as Chancellor, after refusing to sack his advisers.

In August 2020, he rejoined JP Morgan as an adviser.

IN June 2021, after the resignation of Matt Hancock, Sajid Javid was appointed Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

However, he resigned on 5 July 2022 in protest at the leadership of Boris Johnson.

The resignation was one of the factors that lead to Johnson's own resignation. Javid was initially going to stand as his successor but withdrew.

In December 2022, he announced that he would be standing down as an MP at the next general election.

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