James Brokenshire

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

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Old Bexley and Sidcup Conservative

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: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction 22 Oct 2018

    The Department sources information on the number of residential units granted permission in the last 12 months from Glenigan. The latest snapshot of the planning system is routinely published in the department’s quarterly ‘Planning Applications in England’ publication, the latest of which, with notes relevant to the below data (found on page 30), can be found here:...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Safety 22 Oct 2018

    The Final Report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, which was published in May 2018, identifies all multi-occupancy high-rise residential properties which are 10 stories high or more as being ‘higher-risk residential buildings’. It states that there are between 2,000 and 3,000 of these buildings currently in existence. This is calculated according...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Grenfell Tower: Fires 22 Oct 2018

    Further to the update provided in July 2018, as of 11 October 2018, the latest data from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) shows that 204 households from Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk require rehousing. Of this number, 39 households are in emergency accommodation (22 households are in hotels, 14 in serviced apartments and 3 with friends and family). 35 households are...

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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

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Topics of interest

James Brokenshire campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • 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

  • The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (since 30 Apr 2018)

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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Oct 2018.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Randox Laboratories Ltd
Address of donor: 55 Diamond Road, Crumlin BT29 4QY

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Tickets and hospitality for the Randox Grand National for myself and my wife, to an estimated value of £2,000

Date received: 14 April 2018

Date accepted: 14 April 2018

Donor status: company, registration NI015738

(Registered 09 May 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
I am a non-practising solicitor.

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