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Boris Johnson appointed Sajid Javid Britain’s new treasury chief, one of the most senior jobs in cabinet

Boris Johnson appointed Sajid Javid Britain’s new treasury chief, one of the most senior jobs in cabinet

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Javid will be responsible for spending and economic policy in Johnson’s government. Javid, a former banker and ex-home secretary, is the first ethnic minority politician to hold the post of Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Priti Patel was named home secretary, replacing Javid

Britain’s newly appointed Home Secretary Sajid Javid poses for a photograph after exiting the Home Office in central London on April 30, 2018. Sajid Javid was named Monday as Britain’s new interior minister after Amber Rudd resigned as home secretary, having “inadvertently misled” lawmakers about deportation targets for illegal immigrants. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Downing Street office announced the appointment in a statement. Javid was previously Britain’s communities minister. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL

Formerly interior minister under Theresa May, 49-year-old Javid takes over at the British treasury from Philip Hammond, who has held the job since 2016. A former City of London banker whose father worked as bus driver after coming to Britain from Pakistan during the 1960s, he is considered a rising star within the Conservative party. He ran against Johnson in the leadership contest, but supported him once eliminated.