Sajid Javid announced as new Home Secretary

BREAKING: Sajid Javid announced as new Home Secretary

Monday, April 30, 2018

Sajid Javid has been appointed Home Secretary.

Amber Rudd resigned last night after it was revealed that she was shown Home Office deportation targets – despite telling MPs she hadn't seen them.

Javid is currently Communities, Local Government and Housing Secretary.

He's the first BAME (black, Asian or minority ethnicity) politician to be appointed Home Secretary.

James Brokenshire will take on the Communities Secretary role, and Penny Mordaunt – International Development Secretary – has been appointed in a second role as Equalities Minister. 

Javid said his first task would be tackling the immigration scandal.

"We’re going to have a strategy in place that does something the previous Home Secretary set out last week when she made a statement to Parliament – to ensure that we have an immigration policy that is fair, it treats people with respect, and with decency," he said.