James Brokenshire

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

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

Last updated: 19 Apr 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Northern Ireland Office: Government's Legislative Programme (Northern Ireland) 2017-19 22 Jun 2017

    The Government’s legislative programme for the First Session was outlined by Her Majesty on Wednesday 21 June. The legislative programme will deliver legislation required in relation to exiting the European Union, in addition to delivering on important domestic policy. The following Bills contained in the programme are likely to extend to Northern Ireland in whole or in part: ...
  • Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill 24 Apr 2017

    I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. I thank all right hon. and hon. Members who have contributed to today’s proceedings, which have provided valuable and important exchanges on the Bill. They have made very clear the unequivocal support of this Government and this House for devolved government in Northern Ireland. I extend my thanks to Her Majesty’s...
  • Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill 24 Apr 2017

    I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time. Before I move forward with this business, I would like to pay tribute to those in the Police Service of Northern Ireland and in other emergency services who spent yesterday keeping people safe from a significant bomb placed by dissident republican terrorists next to a primary school in north Belfast. I am sickened by this incident, which...

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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 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)

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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.
  • 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") 900 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

8. Miscellaneous
I am a non-practising solicitor.

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