Minister of State (Minister for Immigration)

James Brokenshire MP


James Brokenshire was appointed as Immigration Minister at the Home Office on 11 May 2015. He was previously Minister for Immigration and Security at the Home Office.

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.

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.

Minister of State (Minister for Immigration)

  • 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)

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister of State (Minister for Immigration)

    • 2014 to 2015
  2. Minister of State

    • 2014 to 2015
  3. Minister for Security

    • 2010 to 2014


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


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