Sajid is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Bromsgrove and the Secretary of State for the Home Department
Sajid was first elected Member of Parliament for Bromsgrove in May 2010, and was appointed a Privy Councillor by HM The Queen in 2014.
Born in England, Sajid is one of five sons.
His father was a bus driver, and he attended state schools before winning a place at Exeter University to study Economics and Politics.
He joined the Conservative Party in 1988.
As well as being a passionate, committed MP for Bromsgrove, Sajid has also held a number of positions in Government:
- MP for Bromsgrove, 2010 –
- 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
- Ministerial Champion for the Midlands Engine, July 2016 -
- Secretary of State for the Home Department, April 2018 -
Before public service, he was a senior Managing Director with Deutsche Bank AG, having started his career with Chase Manhattan Bank NA in New York in 1991.
While at Deutsche Bank Sajid was a specialist in helping to raise investment in developing countries and was considered a global leader in this field. He has been engaged in community work his entire adult life, including leading a charity expedition to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro for Help the Aged. Sajid left Deutsche Bank as a senior Managing Director in the summer of 2009 to give something back through politics.
Sajid is an active local campaigner and has campaigned for fairer school funding, to upgrade the train station, improve road and transport services, better local NHS services for residents and create more growth and opportunities in the town.
Since becoming the MP for Bromsgrove, Sajid has held three annual Jobs Fairs and a Pensioners Fair. Unemployment has fallen by 55% and the creation of new businesses in Bromsgrove is at a record rate.
Sajid is married to Laura and they have four young children.
He is a Vice President of Bromsgrove Rugby Football Club.