James Brokenshire

Old Bexley and Sidcup Conservative

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How James Brokenshire voted
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  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails

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James Brokenshire hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Asylum Seekers (Support) 10 Apr 2014

    Asylum seekers are supported by the Home Office if they are destitute. The support package usually consists of accommodation, with gas, electricity, water and other utilities provided free, plus a weekly cash allowance to cover essential living needs. The cash allowance is currently 36.62 a week for a single adult, but it is higher in cases where there are children in the household. A...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Asylum Seekers (Support) 10 Apr 2014

    The UK has a proud history of granting asylum to those who need it, and the Government are committed to providing support to those who would otherwise be destitute while their claims are being considered. The payment levels to asylum seekers need to be considered as part of the overall support package. Accommodation—plus utilities such as gas and electricity —is provided free. I...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Asylum Seekers (Support) 10 Apr 2014

    Thank you, Mr Speaker. I say to the right hon. Gentleman that we do not think the value of cash and non-cash support is ungenerous when taken as a whole. He talks about the position of children and families. A family of four on section 95 support would receive 178.44 per week to spend on essential needs, with their accommodation, utility bills, council tax, household equipment, health...

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Conservative MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup

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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

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 23 debates in the last year — below 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 76.27% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 471 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

11. Miscellaneous
I am a non-practising solicitor.

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