Sajid Javid: the son of a Pakistani bus driver who became Britain’s home secretary

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What links Sajid Javid (Britain’s first Muslim-heritage home secretary), Sadiq Khan (London’s first Muslim mayor), and Sayeeda Warsi (the first Muslim to sit in the British cabinet)? They’re all the children of post-war Pakistani immigrants who came to the UK in the 1960s in search of a better life. And all three had fathers who were bus drivers. Javid, Khan and Warsi, the bus-driver-kid crew, have driven hard and fast to achieve high political office.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018

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  • UK politics
  • Theresa May
  • Sajid Javid
  • Second-generation immigrants
  • Home Office
  • UK Home Office
  • Windrush


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