James announces measures to strengthen maritime borders

James Brokenshire, in his role as Immigration Minister, has announced new powers to help target people smugglers and those attempting to gain illegal entry to the UK along with details of greater investment in the UK’s maritime patrol capabilities.

Bexley Village - Open for business

James Brokenshire has urged people to show their support for Bexley Village now that the Cray River Bridge has reopened. It brings to an end a three month closure and restores access to Bexley Village’s vibrant high street of shops, restaurants and other businesses.

James welcomes new Blackfen businesses

James Brokenshire has welcomed a number of new businesses to Blackfen during a visit to the High Street, including new eatery Bagel Stop and The Beauty Lounge, providing beauty treatments and a tanning salon.

James visits new Blackfen Community Library

James Brokenshire has welcomed the opening of the new Blackfen Community Library with a visit to see the newly refurbished library space and to meet with the staff and volunteers that have helped create this fantastic new community space.

Sidcup's Lovin' It

James Brokenshire joined the Mayor of Bexley, Cllr Sybil Camsey, to re-open McDonald’s in Sidcup following a thorough refurbishment, adding new furniture, modifying the layout and installing a new order system which allows for food to be purchased from touch screens.

Immigration Bill receives Royal Assent

James Brokenshire has welcomed news that the Government’s Immigration Bill has received Royal Assent, completing the legislative process that will support the Government’s efforts to crack down on illegal migration and ensure that the immigration system works in the national interest.

Office for Rail & Road to investigate Network Rail performance

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) have responded to James Brokenshire’s complaint about Network Rail’s reliability on the Southeastern network, pledging to undertake detailed analysis and enforcement action should it be found that Network Rail have breached the terms of its licence.

James welcomes Budget

James Brokenshire has welcomed the measures set out in the Chancellor’s Budget Statement in which he announced a further increase in the Personal Tax Allowance, changes designed to support savers and young people and additional help for small businesses.