Record number of people in work

James Brokenshire has welcomed new figures which show the number of people out of work and claiming Jobseekers Allowance has fallen by 57% since 2010, as UK businesses continue to create more jobs.

James shares the limelight with Universities Minister at Rose Bruford

Higher Education Minister, Jo Johnson MP, has underlined continued Government work to support innovation and specialist learning during a visit to Rose Bruford College of Performing Arts in Sidcup. The Ministerial visit was arranged by James Brokenshire MP to highlight the college’s work in providing some of the most highly-rated artistic performance and technical teaching in the UK and its contribution to the community in Sidcup. The college also plans to export its performance arts education to key international markets.

Old Farm Park

Bexley Council confirms plans to dispose of part of Old Farm Park in Sidcup.

Southeastern's Right of Reply

The Managing Director of Southeastern Trains, David Statham, has replied on recent poor performance and concerns raised by James in his recent letter.

James welcomes online mental health support for young people

James Brokenshire has welcomed the launch of HeadScape, a new website aiming to provide support for young people with mental health issues and break down the stigma around issues such as anxiety, depression or eating disorders.

The Week Ahead

James looks ahead to his week in Westminster and in the Constituency- including next weekend's Remembrance Sunday events

James presses Southeastern over performance failures

James Brokenshire has called on the Managing Director of Southeastern Trains to explain why local train services continue to be too unreliable and what immediate steps would be taken to improve performance.

James encourages young people to make their mark

James Brokenshire has joined more than 100 Members of Parliament to encourage young people aged 11-18 to take part in the UK’s largest youth consultation at the launch of the Make Your Mark campaign.

Rail Action Meeting highlights train users concerns

Local passengers vented their frustrations over the reliability of train services at a meeting in Sidcup on Thursday night. The event, chaired by Old Bexley & Sidcup MP James Brokenshire, gave Bexley commuters the chance to voice their concerns on performance, reliability and capacity with Southeastern Managing Director, David Statham and Network Rail’s Area Director, Ellie Burrows.

James opens new Sidcup cricket square

James Brokenshire has recently opened the newly relayed cricket square at Sidcup Cricket Club, giving local youngsters and adults at the club a sustainable environment on which to play and ensuring the future of some of our local cricket teams.