James to seek re-election

James Brokenshire has been confirmed as the Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Old Bexley & Sidcup constituency at the next General Election in 2015.  Local party members re-adopted James at a meeting in Sidcup on Friday night.

Commenting James said:

“It is a privilege to have been re-adopted as the Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Old Bexley & Sidcup.  Since my election in 2010, I’ve done my utmost to serve this community to the best of my ability. I retain the passion, energy and drive to continue this work and am proud to call Bexley my home. 

“Over the last three and a half years I’ve enjoyed working alongside community campaigners to advance the best interests of this area.  This includes campaigning tirelessly for the future of Queen Mary’s Hospital and supporting our Conservative councillors running efficient services in Bexley whilst freezing Council Tax. 

“I’ve also had the honour to serve as a Minister in Government helping to cut crime and keep our country safe.  This has also included having responsibility for delivering the security programme for the incredible London 2012 Games and securing the treaty with Jordan which ultimately led to the deportation of Abu Qatada.

“But I know there is more still to be done -to secure economic recovery, to promote jobs and growth and to support hard working families.  I also want to see us continuing to cut immigration to sustainable levels, significantly reforming our human rights laws and giving the public a say on our continued EU membership. 

“I am hugely grateful to have been given the opportunity re-stand for Parliament at the next General Election.  It’s a huge honour and I will work hard to fulfil the trust which has been placed in me.”