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Passion Islam I March 2010 LOCAL & NATIONAL NEWS I 11
Tory’s first Muslim MP
Self-made Muslim banker Sajid “I look forward to working with the president in the history of Chase
Javid, the son of a bus driver, is set to local community and the Bromsgrove Manhattan Bank at the age of 24
become the opposition Conservative Conservative Association to bring before being headhunted by Deutsche
Party’s first Muslim MP after winning around a Conservative Government Bank.
internal election for a Tory stronghold and the change our country so The Muslim banker was a specialist
in central England, the local desperately needs.” in helping to raise investment in
Bromsgrove Standard reported. Javid joined the Conservative developing countries and considered
“It is a great privilege to have been Party 21 years ago and has been an a global leader in this field.
chosen to champion Bromsgrove and active party volunteer. His last role with Deutsche Bank
its residents at the upcoming General The ruling Labour Party has been was as Manager Director of its finance,
Election,” said Javid, 40. losing ground for rival Conservative private equity and commodities
He was chosen, from among five even before former premier Tony Blair businesses in Asia.
other candidates, by a majority vote left office. Javid has helped many budding
at a meeting of the Bromsgrove They currently lead in opinion polls entrepreneurs build businesses and
Conservative Association on with seven points. create job.
Saturday, February 6. Javid is hoping to help improve the He is also an accomplished
Javid hopes to replace Bromsgrove welfare of not only his constituency but businessman and private investor.
MP Julie Kirkbride, who has a 10,000 that of the entire European country. He has been engaged in
majority. “My motto is we’ve done well and community work his entire adult life,
Kirkbride was recently forced to we can do even better.” including raising £710,000 in a single
announce she would not fight the Javid is known as a successful event for the British Red Cross and
seat at the next election following a self-made son of an immigrant bus leading a charity expedition to the
scandal over her expenses. driver. summit of Mount Kilimanjaro for Help
If he managed to win at the May He attended state schools and the Aged.
general election, Javid will make won a place at Exeter University to He is a Trustee of Westminster
history and become the Conservative study Economics and Politics. Children’s Society, London’s largest
Party’s first Muslim MP. He became the youngest vice childcare charity.
Man arrested over Muslim
graves vandalism
A 22-year-old man has been arrested has been arrested on suspicion of
over the vandalism of Muslim graves racially aggravated criminal damage & translation service
in Chorlton, Manchester. and has been bailed until March 11
Officers are investigating three pending further inquiries.”
incidents at Southern Cemetery in Inquiries are ongoing and police are
October and November 2009, when continuing to appeal for information.
several headstones were pushed Anyone with information should
over and vandalised. contact police on 0161 8566151, or
Call us: 07506 466 385
or email us your requirements to
A Greater Manchester Police call Crimestoppers anonymously on
spokesman said: “A 22-year-old man 0800 555111.
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