Chancellor Sajid Javid Quits After Boris Johnson Orders Him To Fire Advisers

Posted on February 13, 2020 8:14 am
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Boris Johnson became Prime Minister in July last year and led the Conservative Party to a comprehensive victory in December’s General Election. He postponed a Cabinet reshuffle until after Britain left the European Union on 31 January.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, has quit as Boris Johnson reshuffles his Cabinet.

Javid resigned on Thursday, 13 February, after the Prime Minister asked him to sack all his advisers. He is the first Chancellor to leave before presenting a Budget since Lord Randolph Churchill in 1886.

Javid has been replaced by Rishi Sunak, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury,