Westminster News

New Immigration Minister

James Brokenshire has been appointed as Immigration Minister at the Home Office

The Week Ahead

As Parliament returns after the Xmas recess, James previews some of his work and events for the forthcoming week.

Calling Time on the ‘Costa Del Crime’

James Brokenshire has praised joint work between the UK and Spain in fighting organised crime during a meeting with the Spanish Security Minister.  

Syria Vote

My thoughts on yesterday's debate on Britain's response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria 

Letting Britain Decide

James Brokenshire has given his backing to an in-out referendum on Britain's membership of the EU before the end of 2017.

Baroness Thatcher Funeral

James Brokenshire has described the funeral of Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven as moving and poignant. 

Rewarding Work by Cutting Tax

James Brokenshire has praised Government action to cut income tax for hard working people and helping take low earners out of tax altogether.  Around 33,346 people in Old Bexley & Sidcup are expected to benefit from the biggest income tax cut in a generation which comes into effect today.