Cracking Down on Online Crime

James Brokenshire has announced the creation of a new Cyber Crime Reduction Partnership to tackle the growing threat of organised and global cyber criminals. The new initiative will bringing together police, industry experts and academics in the new Cyber Crime Reduction Partnership to ensure police and other law enforcement agencies can stay one step ahead of online criminals.

Supporting Young People into Work

James Brokenshire has praised the work of Sidcup Rotary Club in offering guidance and advice to help young people get into work.  James took part in an advice session at the Bexleyheath JobCentrePlus to help a group of young job seekers improve their chances of securing employment.

James Brokenshire MP takes five to help researchers kill cancer

James Brokenshire has become a ‘citizen scientist’ to help Cancer Research UK fight cancer.  James took five minutes out to take a turn on the new Cell SliderTM website, which could help the charity to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Reducing Immigration

James Brokenshire has said that steps to reduce net migration to sustainable levels are working after new figures showed a further significant fall in numbers.  The Office of National Statistics reported this week that net migration has fallen by a third since the General Election.  

Switching to a Better Energy Deal

James Brokenshire has welcomed action to help consumers get the best available deal on their gas and electricity bills.  Speaking on the BBC Sunday Politics, James highlighted a new London wide scheme supported by Bexley Council to help local households secure the best available tariff as well as Government proposals to force energy companies to move customers onto less expensive contracts.

Rugby Club Development

James Brokenshire saw the next phase of work to improve the clubhouse facilities at the Dartfordians Rugby Football Club during a visit to their ground in Bexley Village on Saturday.  James also cheered on the club’s 1st XV to a win in their latest home game against Cranbrook to stay top of the Shepherd Neame Kent 1 League.

Making CCTV Systems More Effective

James Brokenshire has underlined the potential benefits of the use of CCTV systems to combat crime in local communities.   The Minister’s comments came as the Government published a new code of practice to encourage more effective use of surveillance camera systems and to ensure they are proportionate and more focused on aiding the fight against crime.

Remembering the Holocaust

James Brokenshire MP has signed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who died during the Holocaust.

Boosting Bexley Businesses Online

Over sixty Bexley business people heard how to promote their firms online and increase opportunities for sales at a special Google workshop in Sidcup on Friday.  James Brokenshire co-hosted the event at the New Community Church and underlined the increasing importance of the digital economy to promoting growth and creating jobs.

Supporting Same Sex Marriage

James Brokenshire has said that he will be supporting measures to introduce same sex marriage when the legislation is considered in Parliament this week. Whilst recognising the legitimate views of those who oppose the change, James believes that the proposals will strengthen rather than weaken the institution of marriage.