James Brokenshire’s voting in Parliament
James Brokenshire is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, James Brokenshire sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
James Brokenshire generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
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Conservative MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Also represented Hornchurch
Topics of interest
James Brokenshire campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Schools and Families
- Departmental Data Protection
- Capita Group
- Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse
- Departmental ICT
- Independent Safeguarding Authority
Currently held offices
- The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (since 14 Jul 2016)
Other offices held in the past
- Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration) (8 Feb 2014 to 14 Jul 2016)
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all James Brokenshire’s speeches
- 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 high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 72.92% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below 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 18–19 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") 951 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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