PM appoints former chancellor Sajid Javid as new health secretary

Former chancellor Sajid Javid has been appointed health secretary following the resignation of Matt Hancock, Downing Street has said.

The Bromsgrove MP previously served as home secretary from 2018 to 2019 – and then as chancellor until February last year, when he was replaced by Rishi Sunak.

He quit after refusing to sack his aides in a row with the prime minister.

At the time, Mr Javid said he’d had “no option” but to resign – because Boris Johnson attached conditions to him staying in the role which “no self-respecting minister would accept”.

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