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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James Brokenshire has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 18 Dec 2017
As Secretary of State I will continue to ensure that the interests of NI are heard and remain at the heart of the negotiations and wider discussions across Whitehall as we prepare to leave the EU.
The UK Government continues to encourage and work with the parties towards the restoration of devolution. If an Executive is not restored soon, the Government will consider what further steps may be needed to fulfil our ongoing responsibility to ensure political stability and good governance in Northern Ireland.
The Government is committed to the restoration of devolution in Northern Ireland but the current impasse cannot continue indefinitely. If an Executive is not restored early in the New Year the Government will need to consider next steps.
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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
Other offices held in the past
- The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (14 Jul 2016 to 8 Jan 2018)
- 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
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well 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 59.83% 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") 952 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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