James Brokenshire

MP, Old Bexley and Sidcup

Old Bexley and Sidcup Conservative

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How James Brokenshire voted
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  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
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James Brokenshire hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Reptiles: Import Controls 26 Mar 2015

    Holding answer received on 23 March 2015 The data requested on the seizures of reptiles by Border Force can be found in the below table: Seizure Year Number of Seizures Quantity Seized 2013 9 477 2014 16 1232
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Syria 26 Mar 2015

    Holding answer received on 23 March 2015 I refer the right hon. Member to the answer given on 2 March 2015 to Parliamentary Question 224609.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Temporary Employment 26 Mar 2015

    An error has been identified in the written answer given on 16 March 2015. The correct answer should have been: The number of agency workers employed by (a) the Home Department, (b) Her Majesty’s Passport Office, (c) UK Visas and Immigration and (d) Border Force is provided in Table 1. The number of full-time equivalent staff employed and the projected staffing levels for...

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Conservative MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Also represented Hornchurch

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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Justice
  • Children
  • Schools and Families
  • Transport
  • Departmental Data Protection
  • Capita Group
  • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse
  • Departmental ICT
  • Independent Safeguarding Authority

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration) (since 8 Feb 2014)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (11 May 2011 to 8 Feb 2014)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (13 May 2010 to 11 May 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) (8 Nov 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 11 Dec 2006)

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  • Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 76.25% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 26 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 661 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.

6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI)
Address of donor: 45b Westbourne Terrace, London W2 3UR
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): two dinners and tours to a value of £1,087; all other costs were met by me and my wife, who accompanied me.
Destination of visit: Israel
Date of visit: 25-29 May 2014
Purpose of visit: visits and tours to various parts of Israel to inform a clearer understanding of the country and the issues facing the region.
(Registered 16 June 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
I am a non-practising solicitor.

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