James Brokenshire

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

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

Last updated: 4 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Blood: Northern Ireland 30 Nov 2017

    Holding answer received on 29 November 2017 The provision made for those citizens affected by contaminated blood in Northern Ireland is a devolved matter. In the absence of an Executive, spending and policy decisions fall to the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS), though clearly there are a range of strategic decisions which require political decision-makers to be in place to...
  • Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Magilligan Prison 28 Nov 2017

    Responsibility for prisons in Northern Ireland are primarily a devolved area. Under the devolution of policing and justice in 2010, the Department of Justice (DoJ) is solely responsible for management of the prison estate.
  • Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: British Irish Council 28 Nov 2017

    The Government is fully committed to the British Irish Council as a forum to maintain and strengthen relations between member administrations. At the recent meeting of the British Irish Council on 9 and 10 November 2017, Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to the Council and its role in promoting harmonious and mutually beneficial relationships across these islands as set out in the 1998...

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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 14 debates in the last year — well 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.
  • Has voted in 78.08% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below 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 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 88 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on James Brokenshire’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 951 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Dec 2017.

8. Miscellaneous
I am a non-practising solicitor.

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