Sajid Javid born 5 December 1969 is a British politician and former managing director at Deutsche Bank. A member of the Conservative Party, he was appointed Home Secretary in April 2018. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bromsgrove in Worcestershire since the general election of 2010.
Born in Rochdale, Lancashire, Javid studied Economics and Politics at the University of Exeter where he joined the Conservative Party. Working in banking, he rose quickly to become a managing director at Deutsche Bank. He was elected as the MP for Bromsgrove in 2010 and was promoted to Economic Secretary to the Treasury and later Financial Secretary to the Treasury.
He served in the Cabinet as Culture Secretary from 2014-15, Business Secretary and President of the Board of Trade from 2015-16 and Communities Secretary from 2016-18. He was appointed to his current role as Home Secretary in June 2018 following the resignation of Amber Rudd for misleading the Home Affairs Select Committee over targets for removal of illegal immigrants during the Windrush scandal. As Home Secretary, Javid took a more liberal approach to immigration than previously, lifting the immigration cap for NHS doctors and nurses and softening the “hostile environment” policy.
Javid was born in Rochdale, Lancashire, one of five sons of parents of Pakistani descent. His father worked as a bus driver His family moved from Lancashire to Stapleton Road, Bristol, as his parents took over a shop there, and the family lived in a two-bedroom flat above it. His father’s business was in a notoriously crime-ridden part of Bristol and Javid has previously joked about seeing a prostitute standing outside the shop as a child.