BROMSGROVE MP Sajid Javid said he was honoured to become the new Home Secretary but admitted there was hard work to be done in the department and challenges ahead, writes Neil Gordon.
The 48-year-old was unveiled by Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday following the resignation of Amber Rudd.
Ms Rudd stepped down after she admitted she had ‘inadvertently misled’ MPs over government targets for the removal of illegal immigrants. Pressure had been mounting on her following the Windrush scandal.
In response to his appointment Labour councillor Michael Thompson, who stood as parliamentary candidate against Mr Javid at the last election, said: “I believe he will continue to neglect the constituency and its residents.”
But Mr Javid, who left his post as Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government, said he would not let his new role detract from his main role as the town’s MP.
“I’m thankful for the continued support of my constituents, who have got me to where I am today, and I look forward to carrying on fighting hard for the people of Bromsgrove.”
For more of Mr Javid’s views of his week and how he will juggle the two roles, read his Westminster Diary on page ten.