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MP Sajid Javid reacts to Brexit vote and Prime Minister's resignation

Tristan Harris 24th Jun, 2016 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

BROMSGROVE MP Sajid Javid has spoken to The Standard after the Brexit vote in the EU Referendum.

Mr Javid, who is also the Secretary of State for Business, Industry and Skills, and was an active member of the Government’s Remain campaign, said: “The country has spoken and it is now my job to ensure we take the instructions and make it work.”

Nationwide, 17,410,742 people voted to leave (51.9 per cent) and 16,141,241 opted to remain (48.1 per cent).

In Bromsgrove there was a turnout of 79.4 per cent with 58,855 people voting. Of those, 32,563 chose to leave the European Union (55.4 per cent) and 26,252 put their crosses in the remain box (44.6 per cent).

Mr Javid added: “In Bromsgrove, as in the rest of the country there were strong feelings on both sides.

“But I’m confident we can come together for the common good to ensure that Britain’s best days lie ahead.”

Following the result, Prime Minister David Cameron, who enlisted Mr Javid into his cabinet, announced he would be resigning from his post before the Conservative Party Conference in October.

Reacting to that, Mr Javid said: “I’m very sad to see him go especially after his incredible achievements as Prime Minister.

“He has done a lot for the country and I’m proud to have served in his Cabinet.”

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