This article was originally published in The Bromsgrove Standard, 30/12/23: Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid knighted in New Year's Honours list - The Bromsgrove Standard
Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid has been knighted in the 2024 New Year’s Honours list.
Mr Javid, who was first elected to represent Bromsgrove in May 2010, will be standing down at next year’s general election.
During his political career, he has held some of the top cabinet jobs in the UK Government, including Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.
The New Year’s Honours were officially announced late last night.
Mr Javid told the Standard:
“Receiving this knighthood is a tremendous honour.
The opportunity to serve the public is an immense privilege. To do that, and receive this honour, would have felt almost impossible to the boy living above the family shop in Bristol.
It has been made possible because of the dedication of everyone I have worked with, the support of my family and the people of Bromsgrove District for electing me.
With this new responsibility, I will continue to campaign on the issues and causes I care deeply about.”