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Record fall in Youth Unemployment

James Brokenshire has welcomed the positive news that unemployment has fallen to the lowest level on record, dropping to 4.3%. In addition, the number of young people not in employment nationally has fallen below 5% for the first time ever.

The Future of Southeastern Train Services

James Brokenshire has commenced a round of meetings with each of the train companies who may bid to take over the running of Southeastern Train services to press for significant improvements.

James becomes Bowel Cancer Champion

James Brokenshire has added his name to the list of Members of Parliament that have pledged to become Bowel Cancer Champions, raising awareness of the disease and stressing the importance of early diagnosis.

Helping to beat cancer sooner

James Brokenshire has reaffirmed his support for the important work of Cancer Research UK at their recent Parliamentary event as part of their Help Beat Cancer Sooner campaign, pledging to help keep cancer diagnosis and care on the agenda.

Gap between richest and poorest narrows

James Brokenshire has welcomed a new report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies which shows that the gap between the richest and poorest members of society has decreased since the financial crash of 2008, helped by a significant boost in employment levels that have disproportionately benefitted

£1.3bn funding boost for schools

James Brokenshire has welcomed this week’s announcement from Education Secretary, Justine Greening, that the core school’s budget will be given a £1.3bn boost to increase the amount of funding per pupil and help deliver the most significant improvement to the school funding system for over a deca

NHS ranked best healthcare system internationally

James Brokenshire has welcomed the publication of a new study by the Commonwealth Fund which has ranked the NHS the best overall healthcare system of 11 advanced economies. Our health service was ranked top in five of the 11 areas that were assessed, including access and safety of care.

More people in work since records began

James Brokenshire has welcomed new figures released yesterday that show the number of people in work is at a record high, with more than 2.96 million more people in work since 2010, while the number of people out of work is at the lowest level in over 40 years.