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.  

New Clubhouse Completed

James has congratulated Dartfordians RFC on the completion of their Club House Extension off Bourne Road in Bexley Village 

Strengthening Britain's Border

James welcomes introduction of exit checks to help identify those who have overstayed their visas and are in the UK illegally.

More local apprenticeships

James Brokenshire has welcomed publication of figures showing that 310 new apprenticeships were started by people in Old Bexley & Sidcup between August 2014 and January 2015. 

Making sure migrants contribute to the NHS

James Brokenshire has welcomed the introduction of the Migrant Health Surcharge on 6 April, which will recoup up to £1.7 billion over the next ten years to help pay for the cost of NHS treatment given to temporary migrants.