54 Facts About Sajid Javid

1. Sajid Javid has completed his high school education at Downend School, Bristol from 1981 to 1986.

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2. Sajid Javid was born on 5th of December, 1969 at Rochdale, Lancashire, UK.

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3. Sajid Javid is an active local campaigner and has campaigned for fairer school funding, to upgrade the train station, improve road and transport services, better local NHS services for residents and create more growth and opportunities in the town.

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4. Sajid Javid is married to Laura and they are proud parents of four children.

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5. Sajid Javid has served as the Member of Parliament for Bromsgrove since 2010 and has held several positions in government.

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6. Sajid Javid left Deutsche Bank as a senior Managing Director in the summer of 2009 to give something back through politics.

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7. Sajid Javid became involved with politics whilst at school, an interest that continued at university.

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8. Sajid Javid counts among his political influences Margaret Thatcher and Ann Ryad who proposed a philosophical system known as Objectivism, and Neoconservatism.

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9. Sajid Javid was a governor of Normand Croft Community School and is a trustee of the London Early Years Foundation.

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10. Sajid Javid has consistently supported foreign military intervention, having voted for intervening in Gaddafi's Libya, as well as air strikes in Iraq and Syria.

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11. Sajid Javid met the former prime minister at a Conservative Party fundraiser in his late twenties and at the meeting Thatcher purportedly said, "Sajid, you will protect our great island.

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12. In 2018, Sajid Javid was a keynote speaker at the Conservative Friends of Israel Conference and stated he intends to strengthen the partnership between UK and Israel, "especially in security".

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13. Sajid Javid launched an investigation into the Home Office's handling of forced marriage cases after The Times revealed that abusers are being handed visas.

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14. Sajid Javid has argued against EU citizens having preferential rights to live and work in the UK after Brexit, saying "There's no magical reason it should be only from the EU and I think being a global Britain means that should be from across the world.

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15. Sajid Javid offered an olive branch to the Police Federation, secured a review on medicinal cannabis oil, and won an increase in tier 2 visas for skilled workers.

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16. Sajid Javid described himself as a Eurosceptic with "no time for ever-closer union", but he wrote in The Daily Telegraph, "Just like Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and IMF head Christine Lagarde, I still believe that Britain is better off in.

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17. Sajid Javid was at this time described as "the most robust right-winger in the cabinet", and a "true Thatcherite".

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18. Sajid Javid said: "The Muslim Council of Britain does not represent Muslims in this country" and added "we don't deal with the MCB".

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19. Sajid Javid left Deutsche Bank in 2009 to pursue a career in politics.

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20. Sajid Javid was handing out leaflets against the policy when he first met TV presenter Jeremy Paxman.

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21. Sajid Javid has consistently supported foreign military intervention having voted for intervening in Gaddafi's Libya, as well as air strikes in Iraq and Syria.

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22. Sajid Javid has spoken of Thatcher's handling of the Falklands Conflict as a defining moment, saying: "That was a big moment for me in understanding war and how it happens, and admiring Margaret Thatcher and her decisiveness.

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23. Sajid Javid has criticised those in the Muslim community who question his faith and refer to him as a "Coconut" or an "Uncle Tom".

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24. Sajid Javid is said to have received religious hate mail in the form of a "Punish a Muslim day" parcel; as of March 2018, he was the fifth British MP to receive such abuse.

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25. Sajid Javid hosts an annual debating competition in his home constituency of Bromsgrove.

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26. Sajid Javid was raised in a two-bed flat above a shop in Bristol with four brothers.

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27. Sajid Javid married his childhood sweetheart Laura King in 1997, whom he met while sharing a stapler at the local Commercial Union branch during a summer job.

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28. Sajid Javid has attacked some critics of the government's Prevent anti-terror scheme for being "on the side of the extremists.

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29. In 2018, Sajid Javid showed concern for the growing child abuse online making the use of technology insecure for children.

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30. Sajid Javid rejected a cross-party demand to introduce exclusion zones around all abortion centres in England and Wales, saying it would not be a "proportionate response".

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31. Sajid Javid launched an investigation into Home Office's handling of forced marriage cases after The Times revealed that abusers are being handed visas.

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32. Sajid Javid has vowed to use counter-terrorism powers to strip dual-citizens involved in child-grooming gangs and other serious crimes of their British citizenship.

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33. Sajid Javid unveiled plans at Cabinet for a crackdown on the number of low-skilled migrants coming to the UK after Britain leaves the EU, despite objections from Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, and Greg Clark, the Business Secretary.

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34. Sajid Javid has argued against EU citizens having preferential rights to live and work in the UK after Brexit, saying "There's no magical reason it should be only from the EU and I think being a global Britain means that should be from across the world.

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35. In June 2018, Sajid Javid lifted the cap on immigration for NHS doctors and nurses and proposed adjustments to the "hostile environment" policy on immigration.

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36. In September 2017, Sajid Javid championed innovation collaborative efforts between the UK and Commonwealth Nations by awarding the first Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship in Innovation to Joshua Cheong and Dr Khoo Hsien Hui respectively.

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37. In 2017, Judge ruled that Sajid Javid acted unlawfully in issuing guidance to restrict local councils from pursuing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel through their pension schemes.

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38. In 2017, Sajid Javid threatened to cancel Europe's largest Palestine convention, Palestine Expo.

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39. Sajid Javid was appointed as the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in July 2016, by new Prime Minister, Theresa May He has focused in particular on increasing housing supply in the role, including a new generation of affordable and council housing.

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40. Sajid Javid is a supporter of remaining in the European Union.

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41. Sajid Javid defended media freedom and the right of the press to investigate wrongdoing by politicians and officials in his first appearance as Culture Secretary on BBC's Question Time programme.

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42. Sajid Javid said "The Muslim Council of Britain does not represent Muslims in this country" and added "we don't deal with the MCB".

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43. Sajid Javid rejected a request by the Muslim Council of Britain for an independent inquiry into allegations of Islamophobia within the Conservative Party.

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44. In July 2018, Sajid Javid back-tracked after Jeremy Corbyn had threatened legal action for linking Corbyn with Holocaust denial.

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45. Sajid Javid was one of the first new MPs to become a Parliamentary Private Secretary.

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46. Sajid Javid was briefly a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee from June to November 2010, before relinquishing this position when he was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to John Hayes, then Minister of State for Further Education at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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47. In January 2015, Sajid Javid was awarded the Politician of the Year award at the British Muslim Awards.

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

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49. On 6 May 2010, Sajid Javid received 22,558 votes, winning the seat by a majority of 11,308 votes.

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50. Sajid Javid is a trustee of the London Early Years Foundation, was a governor of Normand Croft Community School, and has led an expedition to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, to show his support of Help the Aged.

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51. Sajid Javid was born in Rochdale, Lancashire, one of five sons of parents of Pakistani descent.

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52. Sajid Javid is a British politician and former managing director at Deutsche Bank.

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53. Sajid Javid forced to reassure businesses after immigration minister's blunder on EU workers.

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54. Amber Rudd warns Sajid Javid not to pile extra pressure on police with misogyny crackdown.

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