MP & Home Secretary
Sajid read Economics and Politics at Exeter University. Aged 25 and based in New York, Sajid became a Vice President of Chase Manhattan Bank. He was later headhunted by Deutsche Bank in London to help build its business in emerging market countries. He left Deutsche Bank as a senior Managing Director in the summer of 2009 to give something back through politics.
He has been engaged in community work his entire adult life, including raising £710,000 in a single event for the Disasters Emergency Committee, and leading a charity expedition to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro for Help the Aged. From 2009-2012, he was a Trustee of London Early Years Foundation, London’s largest childcare charity.
Sajid was elected MP for Bromsgrove in 2010. He was a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee from June – November 2010. He relinquished this position when appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to John Hayes, then Minister of State for Further Education.
On 14 October 2011, Sajid was promoted to Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne.
In November 2012 he joined the government as Economic Secretary, and was further promoted in October 2013, becoming the Financial Secretary.
Sajid has also has written op-ed pieces for The Wall Street Journal Europe,The Daily Telegraph and The Times.
Sajid is married to Laura, and they have 4 young children.
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