UK Conservative MP Sajid Javid becomes culture secretary

Sajid Javid

UK Conservative Party MP Sajid Javid today replaced Maria Miller as culture secretary. His full cabinet title is: Secretary of State for Culture, Media, Sport and Equalities.

His predecessor Mrs Miller resigned because of a row over claiming wrong expenses. She was told to repay £5,800 of the expenses she claimed. The coverage of her resignation:

Sajid Javid (born 5 December 1969) is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bromsgrove since 2010. He has previously served the Economic Secretary to the Treasury from 2012 to 2013 and the Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 2013 to 2014.

Sajid Javid is predicted by some sources, including the political commentator Iain Dale, as becoming a future leader of the Conservative Party.

Javid was born in Rochdale, Lancashire, as one of five sons to a bus driver of British-Pakistani descent. His family then moved to Stapleton Road, Bristol, dubbed “Britain’s most dangerous street” because of the drug-related shootings and crime.

Born to Muslim parents, Javid does not practice any religion. He considers Christianity as the only religion being practiced in his home.

Javid on faith: “My own family’s heritage is Muslim. Myself and my four brothers were brought up to believe in God, but I do not practise any religion. My wife is a practising Christian and the only religion practised in my house is Christianity. I think we should recognise that Christianity is the religion of our country.


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