UK lawmakers call for transparency on BoE governor appointment

Sajid Javid
UK finance minister Sajid Javid
Foreign & Commonwealth Office

A group of UK lawmakers has called on the government to reveal the shortlist of contenders to become the next Bank of England (BoE) governor, warning that the appointment should not be made on the basis of “political expediency”.

The group of 28 members of parliament wrote to UK finance minister Sajid Javid, who has the final decision on the appointment, to push him to release the names.

“With so much at stake, it’s crucial that the appointment of the next governor is made on merit, not narrow

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