Javid has been replaced by the relatively inexperienced Rishi Sunak, the MP for Richmond and son-in-law of an Indian billionaire, who was only elected to government in 2015 and was appointed by Johnson as chief secretary to the treasury in July 2019.
This comes on the coattails of several prominent sackings from the cabinet including Andrea Leadsom, Geoffrey Cox and Esther McVey, as Johnson looks to reshape his government, post-Brexit.
Javid has now become the shortest-serving Chancellor since Iain MacLoed in 1970, who sadly died in office.
BREAK: Sajid Javid has resigned.
A budget is due in less than a month.
He becomes the shortest serving Chancell… https://t.co/d2cMezJRYN
Away from Javid, who will presumably return to a role in the backbenches, Sunak's meteoric rise through the Tory ranks has created a lot of backlash, especially when more experienced people MPs like Liz Truss are available, thus denying us the UK's first-ever female chancellor.
Has anyone else ever gone from 'not even an MP' to 'Chancellor of Exchequor' in less than 4 years?