Who is Britain’s new interior minister, Sajid Javid

Before starting his career in politics, Javid worked for Chase Manhattan Bank and for Deutsche Bank

In this file photo taken on March 20, 2018 Britain’s Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid leaves 10 Downing Street in central London after attending the weekly meeting of the Cabinet. Sajid Javid has been named Britain’s new interior minister following the resignation of Amber Rudd on April 30, 2018.

London: Sajid Javid was appointed as Britain’s interior minister on Monday after Amber Rudd resigned over her handling of immigration policy.

Here are some facts about the new, 48-year-old Home Secretary: Javid campaigned to remain in the European Union during the 2016 referendum, even though a few months before the vote he said his “heart” was for Brexit. After the result, he said: “We’re all Brexiteers now.” He was the first member of Britain’s South Asian minority to be given a full-time post in the cabinet when he was appointed culture minister in 2014. His father moved to Britain from Pakistan and worked as a bus driver in Bristol.

Before starting his career in politics, Javid worked for Chase Manhattan Bank and for Deutsche Bank, helping to build its business in emerging markets.

Javid cites the late Conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher as his political inspiration, and has often hung a portrait of her in his ministerial office.

In 2016, Javid supported the former work and pensions minister Stephen Crabb as a candidate to replace then-prime minister David Cameron as leader of the Conservative Party in return for a promise to be appointed finance minister. Crabb’s bid ultimately foundered when he failed to secure enough votes.

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