Government Appointment

James Brokenshire has been appointed as a junior minister to serve in the Coalition Government. The Old Bexley & Sidcup MP was called by the Prime Minister on Tuesday evening to invite him to join the Government as a Home Office Minister working with the new Home Secretary the Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP. James's ministerial responsibilities include policy on drugs and alcohol and measures to prevent crime.

Commenting James said:

"It is a huge privilege to have been asked to serve in the new Government. I'm particularly pleased to have been appointed to the Home Office. It will give me the chance to follow through on some of the policies and proposals I have been working on over the last few years. I'm very much looking forward to the challenges ahead and in helping to make our communities safer places to work, live and be."