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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.

James Brokenshire welcomes Queen's Speech measures

James Brokenshire has welcomed the measures set out by HM The Queen during her speech at the State Opening of Parliament, including plans to ensure that those on the minimum wage do not pay income tax, to improve failing and coasting schools, deliver 3 million more apprenticeships and offer the British people a referendum on the UK’s continued membership of the European Union

James Re-elected

James has been re-elected to continue to serve as the MP for Old Bexley & Sidcup

Bank fines to fund apprenticeships

James Brokenshire has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement that the £227million fines levied against Deutsche Bank for manipulating the LIBOR and EURIBOR inter-bank lending rates will be used to create a further 50,000 apprenticeships.

Rail Fares Freeze

James has warmly welcomed news that a Conservative Government would freeze the price of season tickets and other regulated rail fares in real terms for five years.