James Brokenshire

The Minister of State, Home Department

Conservative MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup

@JBrokenshire https://facebook.com/jpbrokenshire

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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

We have lots more plain English analysis of James Brokenshire’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit James Brokenshire’s full vote analysis page for more.

James Brokenshire has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: UK Visas and Immigration: Correspondence 21 Oct 2020

    Over the last three months the Department has replied to 10,079 letters from hon. Members. Of these, 3,471 (34%) have been replied to in over 20 days. Over the last six months the Department has replied to 21,204 letters from hon. Members. Of these 7,179 (34%) have been replied to in over 20 days. Performance has been impacted by a very significant increase in the volume of correspondence...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Fraud: Coronavirus 21 Oct 2020

    The Government is aware that fraudsters are exploiting the pandemic to commit opportunistic crimes such as fraud. Along with partners in law enforcement, the public sector and the private and third sectors, we have been implementing measures to ensure the public has the protection and advice needed to shield themselves from these crimes. This has included working alongside the National Cyber...
  • Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill: Clause 1 - Authorisation of criminal conduct 15 Oct 2020

    The language that is used in what would become new subsection 5 of section 29B is reflective of existing provisions within the Investigatory Powers Act. I will go into more detail on the hon. Gentleman’s point about disorder and economic wellbeing.

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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
  • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Home Department (since 13 Feb 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (30 Apr 2018 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • 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

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.

8. Miscellaneous
I am a non-practising solicitor.

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