Speaker: Sajid Javid MP
Date: Tuesday 8 March 2011
Time: 06:00pm - 08:00pm
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45-51 Buckingham Gate, SW1E 6AF
The most radical government for a generation?
Sajid Javid is the new Conservative MP for the Bromsgrove constituency. Having previously worked in banking, he believes strongly in free markets and free enterprise, fostered by a low tax and low inflation economy.
Sajid studied Economics and Politics at Exeter University, where he worked with Tim Montgomerie of ConservativeHome in running the Exeter Entrerprise Forum. After leaving university he joined the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, working mostly in South America. At the age of 25 he became the youngest Vice President in the history of the bank. He later returned to England and joined Deutsche Bank as a Director in 2000.
Sajid left Deutsche Bank in 2007 to pursue a career in politics. He was a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee from June - November 2010, but had to relinquish his position to become Parliamentary Private Secretary to John Hayes, the Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong learning. Since being elected to the House of Commons, Jack Straw identified Sajid as one of six Conservative MPs "who have already made an impact in this first term" and ConservativeHome also chose Sajid as the top newcomer of 2010.
Sajid Javid will be talking on whether the coalition government is the most radical government in a generation.