Sajid Javid Promoted to Secretary of Culture, Sport and Media

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Move Follows the Resignation of Maria Miller

Sajid Javid has been promoted to the Government front bench as the new Culture, Media and Sport Secretary.

The move follows the resignation of Maria Miller after pressure grew on her to go following allegations about her expenses.

 

He is current Member of Parliament for Bromsgrove and has ‘long been tipped as a rising star in the Conservative Party.’

 

His father was a bus driver, and he attended state schools before winning a place at Exeter University to study Economics and Politics. He joined the Conservative Party in 1988 and has been an active volunteer ever since.

 

Aged 25 and based in New York, Sajid became a Vice President of Chase Manhattan Bank. He was later headhunted by Deutsche Bank in London to help build its business in developing countries. He left Deutsche Bank as a senior Managing Director in the summer of 2009 to give something back through politics.

 

Last Autumn, Mr Javid was one of those critics, saying that the lack of social mobility in British public life is “troubling”.

Mr Javid said: “It should trouble every politician of any background and any party because you can never have enough of it.

 

Writing on Twitter, the MP said it was, “A privilege to serve my country as Secretary of State for Culture, Media, Sport and Equalities.”

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