The MP for Bromsgrove has received a knighthood in a special ceremony at Windsor Castle. 

Former Chancellor, Sajid Javid, was made a Knight Bachelor today (Wednesday, February 21) by the Prince of Wales in recognition of his political and public service. 

Sir Sajid Javid, who is standing down at the next general election, has had an extensive career in government serving in six cabinet roles and becoming the first British Asian to hold one of the great offices of state.

At the time of being named on the New Year Honours List, the MP said: “Receiving this knighthood is a tremendous honour.

"The opportunity to serve the public is an immense privilege. To do that, and receive this honour, would have felt almost impossible to the boy living above the family shop in Bristol.

"It has been made possible because of the dedication of everyone I have worked with, the support of my family and the people of Bromsgrove District for electing me.

"With this new responsibility, I will continue to campaign on the issues and causes I care deeply about.”

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The MP was recognised for his political and public serviceThe MP was recognised for his political and public service (Image: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Sir Sajid Javid is the son of a bus driver who arrived in England from Pakistan in the 1960s with just a pound in his pocket.

Born in Rochdale and raised in Bristol, he went to a state school and studied economics and politics at Exeter University.

The MP was joined by Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh and actress Emilia Clarke who also collected their honours from the Prince of Wales today. 

Dame Siobhain McDonagh received a damehood for her parliamentary and public service and said she felt it had been given to her in honour of her late sister, Baroness Margaret, who was the general secretary of the Labour Party from 1998 to 2001.

She said: "I think people put me forward as an honour to her."