James Brokenshire

The Minister of State, Home Department

Conservative MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup

@JBrokenshire https://facebook.com/jpbrokenshire

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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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: Hygiene: Products 16 Sep 2020

    The consideration of guidance that informs National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC’s) press statements is a matter for the NFCC. Under the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) 2002, employers must assess and eliminate or reduce risks from dangerous substances so far as is reasonably practicable in order to keep people safe. As outlined in my answer to Question...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Security: Training 16 Sep 2020

    The Home Office has listened to the security concerns of our faith communities, including through the recent public consultation on faith security. We recognise that protective security must be tailored to support the specific requirements of faith communities. The Home Office is currently developing a security training package, which will be suitable for all faiths. This will ensure that our...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Industrial Health and Safety 16 Sep 2020

    Trades Union representatives have been invited to attend the regular 2 Marsham Street House Committee meetings in the interests of constructive dialogue in relation to the spaces that are shared between the separate employers based in the building. This House Committee does not constitute a statutory safety committee as set out in Regulation 9 Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regs...

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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: 14 Sep 2020.

8. Miscellaneous
I am a non-practising solicitor.

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