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Southeastern Rail Summit

James Brokenshire has pressed the Department for Transport to ensure Southeastern Trains and Network Rail fulfil commitments to improve local rail services.

'Last Chance' for Southeastern

James Brokenshire will tell senior executives of Southeastern Trains that their franchise is on ‘borrowed time’ unless local rail services show significant improvements. 

Helping people onto the housing ladder

James Brokenshire has warmly welcomed reforms to stamp duty announced by the Chancellor which should see stamp duty reduced in 98% of cases and help more people own their own home.

Celebrate Small Business Saturday

James Brokenshire has welcomed additional relief for small shops and high street businesses in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement in advance of Small Business Saturday, tomorrow on 6 December.

Record number of new start up businesses

James Brokenshire has welcomed new figures showing that the number of private sector businesses in London and the South East has risen by 319,700 since the last General Election, creating jobs and helping to rebuild our economy.

Construction Starts on Queen Mary's Cancer Centre

James Brokenshire joined cancer survivor June Casson and representatives from the NHS, Bexley Council and the Macmillan and Dimbleby Cancer Care charities at a special ceremony at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, to mark the construction phase of the new state-of-the-art Cancer Centre.

Letting you keep more of your money

James Brokenshire has given his support for Conservative plans to lift an estimated 3,650 of the lowest paid in Old Bexley & Sidcup out of tax altogether and allowing everyone to keep more of the money they earn.

Ground Breaking Cancer Centre for Queen Marys

James Brokenshire MP will join senior NHS Executives at a ‘ground breaking’ ceremony later this week to mark the start of construction of the new Cancer Centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital. 

You’re Hired! Apprentice numbers grow in Old Bexley & Sidcup

James Brokenshire has welcomed new figures showing 560 new apprenticeships were started by people in Old Bexley and Sidcup over the course of last year. In total roughly 2,600 new apprenticeships have been started in the constituency since the General Election in 2010.