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Javid takes top health and care job after Hancock resigns

Former Chancellor and Home Secretary takes over

June 28th 2021

Tagged: political news

By Ailsa Colquhoun

Former Chancellor and Home Secretary Sajid Javid has replaced Matt Hancock as health and social care secretary. Born in Rochdale and raised in Bristol, the Bromsgrove MP was first elected in 2010, after a career in business and finance. Since entering politics, Javid has held several positions in government.
  • Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Sep 2012 – Oct 2013
  • Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Oct 2013 – April 2014
  • Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, April 2014 – May 2015
  • Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, May 2015 – July 2016
  • Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, July 2016 – April 2018
  • Secretary of State for the Home Department, April 2018 – July 2019
  • Chancellor of the Exchequer, July 2019 – February 2020
  • Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, June 2021 –
Javid is an active local campaigner and has campaigned for fairer school funding, improvements to local public transport and NHS services. Javid has never rebelled against the Conservative party in the current parliament and since September 2020 has made only two challenges on health and care: 25 Feb 2021: Sajid Javid: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve (a) the level of medical research into Alzheimer’s disease and (b) care for people with Alzheimer’s disease. 23 Sep 2020: Sajid Javid: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support the provision of mental health services in Worcestershire for people aged 16-24.