Responding to the news that Sajid Javid has been named as the Home Secretary following the resignation of Amber Rudd, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Ed Davey said:

"I welcome Mr Javid to his new role and wish him well. However, he now faces a mammoth task of turning around Theresa May’s failures at the Home Office. 

“Today he walks into a department that has slashed police budgets and police numbers, presided over a rise in serious violent crime and cultivated an obsession with hardline policies on immigrants, personified by the Windrush scandal.
“He has to bring forward plans to invest more money in community policing, provide certainty to the Windrush generation and start providing answers on what future the 3 million EU citizens in this country would face under the Conservatives’ Brexit deal.”

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