Record Employment Levels

The number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Old Bexley & Sidcup has fallen by 20% in the last year.  

Immigration Act clamping down on illegal migrants

James Brokenshire has outlined how measures in the Immigration Act have helped expedite the removal of more than 2,000 foreign national offenders and how right to rent will tighten the net on those with no right to be here.

Barclays agree to delay bank closure

Barclays Bank have said that they will defer the closure of their branch in Bexley Village until September.  The news follows representations by James Brokenshire to senior managers over the impact of the closure on the Village during a particularly challenging period because of the engineering works to replace the bridge at the Old Mill. 

Barnehurst Rail Landslip

A landslip has blocked the train line at Barnehurst causing significant disruption right across Southeastern Metro services.

Exciting year ahead at Queen Mary's

James Brokenshire has welcomed progress on the new Cancer Centre and Kidney Unit at Queen Mary’s which, alongside refurbishments elsewhere on the site will help deliver a wider range of high-quality care for patients in Sidcup.

Southeastern trains risk fines over performance

The Rail Minister, Claire Perry, has said that Southeastern trains could face a multi-million pound penalty if it fails to perform. In a letter to James Brokenshire, the Minister also pledged to work more closely with Transport for London.

Olympic legacy building completion at Chis & Sid

James Brokenshire has visited the new Learning Centre being built at Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School, constructed using materials from the London 2012 Olympics BMW Group Pavilion. 

James pushes for Southeastern improvements

James Brokenshire has met with Southeastern Managing Director, David Statham, in order to highlight once again the need for action to be taken in order to make better progress against current performance and punctuality targets and the importance of ensuring that passengers are properly advised on alternative routes during the Christmas closures of Charing Cross, Cannon Street and London Bridge.