James Brokenshire campaigned to remain in the European Union
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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.
This is a selection of James Brokenshire’s votes.
Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
Generally voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
Generally voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
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James Brokenshire has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
The Government is committed to working closely with the Northern Ireland Executive as we prepare for negotiations, recognising the particular circumstances that affect Northern Ireland. I have had regular meetings with Ministers in the Northern Ireland Executive. In her first two weeks as Prime Minister, Theresa May visited Northern Ireland, promising the UK Government would fully engage...
The Government remains committed to introducing greater transparency in the regulation of donations and loans to Northern Ireland political parties and it is my intention to consult the Northern Ireland parties on this matter.
Holding answer received on 17 October 2016 The open border between the UK and the Republic of Ireland existed for many years before either country was a member of the European Union and it has served both countries well. There is a strong will – within this Government, among the Northern Ireland parties and in the Irish Government – to preserve the open border. We must...
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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
- Home Department
- Schools and Families
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 34 debates in the last year — 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 89.97% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above 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 19–20 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") 838 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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