Rochdale-born politician Sajid Javid MP has been appointed the new Chancellor of the Exchequer in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cabinet.
Previously the Home Secretary from 30 April 2018, Mr Javid, MP for Bromsgrove, was appointed to his new position on 24 July.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the government’s chief financial minister and as such is responsible for raising revenue through taxation or borrowing and for controlling public spending.
He has overall responsibility for the work of the Treasury.
Mr Javid has said he is “deeply honoured” to be appointed Chancellor, and is “looking forward” to working with the Treasury to “prepare for leaving the EU, unifying our country and priming our economy for the incredible opportunities that lie ahead.”
Mr Javid’s father, Abdul, a bus driver, came to the UK from Pakistan in 1961, reportedly with just £1 in his pocket. He settled in Rochdale, where Mr Javid, born in 1969, and his four brothers were born.