James Brokenshire

British Conservative party politician, MP and minister (1968–2021)

James Peter Brokenshire (8 January 1968 – 7 October 2021) was a British politician. He was Minister of State for Security at the Home Office from 2020 to 2021. He was a member of the Conservative Party. He was part of Theresa May's Cabinet as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government from 2018 to 2019 and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from 2016 to 2018.[2][3]


James Brokenshire
Brokenshire in 2020
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
In office
30 April 2018 – 24 July 2019
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded bySajid Javid
Succeeded byRobert Jenrick
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
In office
14 July 2016 – 8 January 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byTheresa Villiers
Succeeded byKaren Bradley
Junior ministerial offices
Minister of State for Security[a]
In office
13 February 2020 – 7 July 2021
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byBrandon Lewis
Succeeded byDamian Hinds
In office
11 May 2011 – 14 July 2016
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byThe Baroness Neville-Jones
Succeeded byJohn Hayes
Minister of State for Immigration
In office
8 February 2014 – 14 July 2016
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byMark Harper
Succeeded byRobert Goodwill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime Reduction
In office
11 May 2010 – 11 May 2011
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byAlan Campbell
Succeeded byThe Baroness Browning
Member of Parliament
for Old Bexley and Sidcup
In office
6 May 2010 – 7 October 2021
Preceded byDerek Conway
Succeeded byLouie French
Member of Parliament
for Hornchurch
In office
5 May 2005 – 6 May 2010
Preceded byJohn Cryer
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born
James Peter Brokenshire[1]

(1968-01-08)8 January 1968
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
Died7 October 2021(2021-10-07) (aged 53)
Dartford, Kent, England
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)
Cathrine Anne Mamelok (m. 1999)
Children3
Alma materUniversity of Exeter
London Guildhall University
Websitejamesbrokenshire.com

Brokenshire was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Old Bexley and Sidcup from 2010 until his death.

In December 2017, Brokenshire was diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer.[4] He died from the disease on 7 October 2021 at a hospital in Dartford, England at the age of 53.[5][6][7]

  1. Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Crime and Security (2011–2014)

References

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  1. "No. 61961". The London Gazette. 19 June 2017. p. 11776.
  2. "James Brokenshire appointed Northern Ireland Secretary – PM's office". Reuters. 14 July 2016. Archived from the original on 15 July 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  3. "James Brokenshire: Northern Ireland Secretary resigns". BBC News. 8 January 2018. Archived from the original on 15 April 2021. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  4. "James Brokenshire says lung cancer diagnosis took him to 'dark places'". Sky News. 24 February 2018. Archived from the original on 1 April 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  5. "Former Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire dies, aged 53". BBC News. 8 October 2021. Archived from the original on 8 October 2021. Retrieved 8 October 2021.
  6. @JBrokenshire (8 October 2021). "Statement by the Brokenshire Family" (Tweet). Archived from the original on 8 October 2021. Retrieved 8 October 2021 – via Twitter.
  7. "Former Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire dies, aged 53". BBC News. 8 October 2021. Archived from the original on 8 October 2021. Retrieved 8 October 2021.

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