James Brokenshire

MP, Old Bexley and Sidcup

Old Bexley and Sidcup Conservative

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.

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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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: UK Withdrawal from EU: Northern Ireland 19 Oct 2016

    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...
  • Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Political Parties: Northern Ireland 19 Oct 2016

    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.
  • Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Borders: Ireland 18 Oct 2016

    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
  • 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 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 89.71% 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.
  • 105 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on James Brokenshire’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 838 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

5. Gifts and benefits from sources outside the UK
Name of donor: New Zealand Government
Address of donor: New Zealand High Commission, 80 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4TQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality and tickets for the Rugby World Cup for my wife and me; value £350

Date received: 20 September 2015

Date accepted: 20 September 2015

Donor status: New Zealand Government

(Registered 05 October 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
I am a non-practising solicitor.

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