Profile: Sajid Javid, the tough talking minister from humble beginnings, appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer

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The MP for Bromsgrove Sajid Javid has been appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer by the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

In public, Sajid Javid self-identifies as the son of a bus driver, whose father arrived in England from Pakistan in the 1960s with just a pound in his pocket.

To colleagues, he is The Saj - the tough talking former Home Secretary whose hard stance on jihadi bride Shamima Begum's pleas to be allowed back in the UK boosted his popularity among some Tories, but horrified others - particularly after Begum's newborn son later died in a Syrian refugee camp.

The former Home Secretary made it to the final four in the race to become the next Tory leader, but dropped out and subsequently endorsed Mr Johnson.

He was widely believed to have had his sights set on becoming chancellor under Mr Johnson - something realised when he was appointed to the role on Wednesday - with his background as a managing director of Deutsche Bank putting him in the running.

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He became MP for Bromsgrove in 2010.

As Home Secretary, Mr Javid said he experienced racism at an early age and "could have had a life of crime" after growing up on "Britain's most dangerous street".

During his stunted leadership campaign, Mr Javid played on his humble beginnings, saying his holidays were spent in Rochdale pretending he was somewhere else.

After being knocked out of the leadership race, Mr Javid said: "Work hard, have faith in your abilities, and don't let anyone try and cut you down to size or say you aren't a big enough figure to aim high.

"You have as much right as anyone to a seat at the top table, to be ambitious for yourself, and to make your voice heard."

Mr Javid, 49, is married to Laura, and has four children and a dog.