Sajid Javid announced as new Home Secretary after Amber Rudd’s resignation

The Prime Minister has named Sajid Javid as the new Home Secretary, replacing Amber Rudd.

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The Prime Minister has named Sajid Javid as the new Home Secretary, replacing Amber Rudd.

Mr. Javid, the Communities Secretary, was promoted after scandals over the Windrush generation and deportation targets.

Ms. Rudd resigned late last night after she admitted “inadvertently” misleading a committee of MPs about Home Office targets of forced removals.

Mr. Javid has spoken out passionately on the Windrush issue, telling The Sunday Telegraph that he or his family could have suffered because of the scandal. “It could have been me, my mum or my dad,” he said.

He has served previously as a Treasury minister and equalities minister.

He has also headed up the culture and business departments but is now firmly entrenched in clearing up the fallout from the Grenfell fire.

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Mr. Javid backed remaining in the EU.

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