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 very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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James Brokenshire hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Home Department: Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill 18 Dec 2014

    The Government are today publishing for public consultation a number of documents relating to the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill. These are: A draft code of practice for officers exercising functions under what will become schedule 1 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 in connection with seizing and retaining travel documents. Draft guidance relating to the duty under what...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism 17 Dec 2014

    Holding answer received on 16 December 2014 The Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill is an urgently-needed response to the increased terrorist threat. It therefore relates to the matters of counter-terrorism and national security, which are reserved, non-devolved or excepted matters. The Home Office is having ongoing discussions, at both Ministerial and official level, with the...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration Controls 17 Dec 2014

    Holding answer received on 16 December 2014 New Family Migration Rules were implemented on 9 July 2012 to prevent burdens on the taxpayer, promote integration and tackle abuse. We have kept those rules under regular review and have made a number of adjustments to them in light of feedback on their operation and impact, including from Parliamentarians, the public, legal...

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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)

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 (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (6 Jul 2007 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister (Police Reform), Home Affairs (9 Mar 2007 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Homeland Security), Home Affairs (11 Jan 2007 to 9 Mar 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Affairs), Home Affairs (8 Nov 2006 to 11 Jan 2007)
  • Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 12 Dec 2006)

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  • Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — 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 76.30% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 25 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") 625 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

6. Overseas visits
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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