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Sajid Javid

MP
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Chancellor of the Exchequer
Assumed office
24 July 2019
Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Preceded by Philip Hammond
Home Secretary
In office
30 April 2018 – 24 July 2019
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Amber Rudd
Succeeded by Priti Patel
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
In office
13 July 2016 – 30 April 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Greg Clark
Succeeded by James Brokenshire
Secretary of State for Business,
Innovation and Skills
In office
11 May 2015 – 13 July 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Vince Cable
Succeeded by Greg Clark
Secretary of State for Culture,
Media and Sport
In office
9 April 2014 – 11 May 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Maria Miller
Succeeded by John Whittingdale
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
In office
7 October 2013 – 9 April 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Greg Clark
Succeeded by Nicky Morgan
Economic Secretary to the Treasury
In office
4 September 2012 – 7 October 2013
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Chloe Smith
Succeeded by Nicky Morgan
Member of Parliament
for Bromsgrove
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Julie Kirkbride
Majority 16,573 (30.7%)
Personal details
Born 5 December 1969 (1969-12-05) (age 49)
Rochdale, Lancashire, England
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s)
Laura King (m. 1997)
Children 4
Education Downend School
Filton College
Alma mater University of Exeter
Website Official website

Sajid Javid (/ˈsæɪd ˈævɪd/; born 5 December 1969) is a British Conservative politician who has been Chancellor of the Exchequer since July 2019. He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bromsgrove in 2010, and stood for Leader of the Conservative Party in the 2019 leadership contest, finishing in fourth place.

Born in Rochdale, Lancashire, Javid studied Economics and Politics at the University of Exeter, where he first joined the Conservative Party. Working in banking, he rose to become a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank. After his election to Parliament, he was promoted to the role of Economic Secretary to the Treasury, and later became Financial Secretary to the Treasury. He was first appointed to the Cabinet in 2014 as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport by Prime Minister David Cameron. He went on to serve under Cameron and Theresa May as Business Secretary, Housing Secretary and Home Secretary, before his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer by Boris Johnson.

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