Ministerial role

Minister of State (Minister for Immigration)


The minister is responsible for:

  • immigration policy/legislation
  • EU
  • Her Majesty’s Passport Office
  • asylum
  • Border Force
  • immigration enforcement
  • individual case decisions
  • UK Visas and Immigration
  • extradition and mutual legal assistance (MLA)

Current role holder: James Brokenshire MP

James Brokenshire was appointed Minister for Immigration at the Home Office on 11 May 2015. He was elected the Conservative MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup in 2010.


James was educated at Davenant Foundation Grammar School, Loughton; Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies; and the University of Exeter, where he studied law.


James was MP for Hornchurch and Rainham from 2005 until the constituency was abolished in 2010. He has campaigned on issues such as crime, asylum and immigration and keeping healthcare facilities at his local hospital. From 2006 to 2010 he was Shadow Minister for Home Affairs. He was Minister for Immigration and Security at the Home Office in 2014 to 2015.

Career outside politics

Before entering Parliament he was a partner at a large international law firm where he advised a range of companies, businesses and financial institutions on company law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions.

Previous holders of this role

  1. James Brokenshire MP

    • 2014 to 2015


  1. Counter-terrorism
  2. Immigration and borders
  3. Policing


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