Supporting Same Sex Marriage

James Brokenshire has said that he will be supporting measures to introduce same sex marriage when the legislation is considered in Parliament this week. Whilst recognising the legitimate views of those who oppose the change, James believes that the proposals will strengthen rather than weaken the institution of marriage.

Queen Mary’s Hospital Plans Confirmed

James Brokenshire has welcomed the announcement by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to give the green light to plans to secure the future of Queen Mary’s Hospital.  Under the proposals Queen Mary’s would be put under new NHS ownership with clinical services - including a new radiotherapy centre - being provided by a number of NHS organisations.

Combating Aggressive Bailiffs

James Brokenshire has welcomed news that the law will be changed to give vulnerable people stronger protection from aggressive bailiffs.  Under new legislation to clean up the industry safeguards will prevent bailiffs from using force against people who owe money and they will also no longer have free reign to fix their own fees, as new set costs are brought in. 

Showing Respect for Shopworkers

Old Bexley and Sidcup MP James Brokenshire has joined staff at The Co-operative Food store on Station Road, Sidcup, to back a campaign calling on shoppers to show respect for retail workers.

NHS Administrator Backs Plans For Queen Mary's Future

James Brokenshire has said that recommendations on local hospital services announced today provide firm foundations for the future of Queen Mary's Hospital and a way forward for hospitals in South East London after huge debt problems had started to question their viability.  James Brokenshire spoke to Matthew Kershaw - the Trust Special Administrator - late last night on his proposals for the South London Healthcare Trust and broader NHS services.

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Sidcup

James Brokenshire joined staff and customers at Barclays Bank in Sidcup today to have a coffee and a cake and help raise funds for cancer care.  The event was just one of dozens of coffee mornings across Bexley forming part of “The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Backing Bexley Business

James Brokenshire has given his support to a campaign supporting local business. The Local MP’s Visit to Smile Please Studio in Blackfen on Friday formed part of an initiative by the Federation of Small Business to ‘Keep Trade Local’.

Battle of Britain Concert

On Saturday 15 September. I attended the Rotary Club of Sidcup’s annual Battle of Britain  Charity Concert. The Greenwich Concert Band provided a great evening’s entertainment, including ‘Last Night of the Proms’ favourites.

Olympic Sailing Visit

Minister for Crime and Security James Brokenshire has visited Weymouth and Portland to see how security plans are developing ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Weymouth and Portland will host the sailing events during this summer’s Games and is the largest venue outside of London.