Ministerial role

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Responsibilities

The Secretary of State is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Main areas of responsibility include:

  • overall leadership of the department
  • Troubled Families

Current role holder: The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

Sajid Javid was appointed Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 14 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Bromsgrove in 2010.

Political career

Sajid served as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on from May 2015 until July 2016. He was Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport from April 2014 to May 2015 and previously he was both the Economic and Financial Secretary to the Treasury. He was a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee from June to November 2010.

Career outside politics

Before being elected MP, he worked in business and finance. Aged 25, he became a Vice President at Chase Manhattan Bank. He later moved to Deutsche Bank in London to help build its business in emerging market countries. Sajid left Deutsche Bank as a senior Managing Director in the summer of 2009 to give something back through politics.

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP

    • 2015 to 2016
  2. The Rt Hon Sir Eric Pickles MP

    • 2010 to 2015

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