Sajid Javid to replace Matt Hancock as new Health Secretary

 Sajid Javid to replace Matt Hancock as new Health Secretary

Boris Johnson is quick to appoint the former chancellor as at the Department of Health and Social Care




Sajid Javid, the new man at the Department of Health


Sajid Javid, Boris Johnson’s new man at the Department of Health


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Sajid Javid was appointed as Health Secretary on Saturday night after Matt Hancock quit his role having breached social distancing rules.

Mr Javid will return to lead the Covid-19 response having resigned as chancellor last year over a power struggle with No 10. 

Bringing Mr Javid back into government means that Boris Johnson can avoid a wider shake up of his ministerial team following Mr Hancock’s departure. 

More to follow…

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