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- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of James Brokenshire’s votes
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Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2013–2016.
Almost always voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2007–2016.
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
14 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2011–2020.
Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2010–2011.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2017.
Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, 8 absences, between 2012–2018.
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.
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More of James Brokenshire’s recent appearances
Former Conservative MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 7 October 2021 — Died
Also represented Hornchurch
Topics of interest
James Brokenshire campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Schools and Families
- Departmental Data Protection
- Capita Group
- Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse
- Departmental ICT
- Alcoholic Drinks: Young People
Other offices held in the past
- The Minister of State, Home Department (13 Feb 2020 to 7 Jul 2021)
- 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)
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