Sajid Javid appointed as new British interior minister

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Sajid Javid as the new Home Secretary on Monday after the previous interior minister Amber Rudd quit over the treatment of some long-term Caribbean residents wrongly labelled illegal immigrants.

Javid, 48, a former managing director at Deutsche Bank, was previously Communities and Local Government Secretary.


Sajid Javid (born 5 December 1969) , Conservative Party politician and former managing director at Deutsche Bank, has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bromsgrove in Worcestershire since 2010, and has served as Home Secretary since April 2018.

Javid previously served as Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government from 2016 to 2018, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade from 2015 to 2016, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport from 2014 to 2015, Minister for Equalities in 2014, Financial Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister from 2013 to 2014 and Economic Secretary from 2012 to 2013. 

Javid was born in Rochdale, Lancashire, one of five sons of parents of Pakistani descent, froom Sahiwal, in Punjab province. His father worked as a bus driver. 

His family moved from Lancashire to Stapleton Road, Bristol.

Education, career

Javid was educated from 1981 to 1986 at Downend School, a state comprehensive near Bristol, followed by Filton Technical College from 1986 to 1988, and finally the University of Exeter from 1988 to 1991.

At Exeter, he studied economics and politics and became a member of the Conservative Party. 

When he was 20, Javid attended his first Conservative Party Conference. Javid joined Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City immediately after university, working mostly in South America. Aged 25, he became vice-president.

He returned to London in 1997, and later joined Deutsche Bank as a director in 2000.

In 2004 he became a managing director at Deutsche Bank and, one year later, global head of Emerging Markets Structuring. 

On 28 May 2009, the serving MP for Bromsgrove, Julie Kirkbride, announced that she would be standing down at the following general election in light of the expenses scandal; Kirkbride had represented Bromsgrove since 1997. Her resignation was confirmed in December 2009, after she attempted to withdraw it. 

After a selection contest held by the Bromsgrove Conservative Association on 6 February 2010, in which he received over 70% of the votes cast by its members, Javid was announced as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for the 2010 general election. 

In the election held on 6 May 2010, Javid received 22,558 votes, winning the seat by a majority of 11,308.

According to former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, those MPs first elected in 2010 “are the best new MPs for over thirty years”, and he identified Javid as one of six Conservative MPs that he believed had “already made an impact in the first term”.

Javid was also one of six new MPs profiled by the Financial Times, and was named the Newcomer of 2010 by the ConservativeHome website.


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