The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights is explicit in stating that no-one shall be held in slavery or servitude. And yet, 65 years on, it is this very evil that continues to confront our society. It is happening in our streets, in our communities, and across the world... Our primary objective is to deter and disrupt the activities of those who are involved in these despicable crimes.
Security Minister for the Home Office, Conservative MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup
James Brokenshire is the Security Minister for the Home Office. He was the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime and Security for the same department between 2010 and 2011. He is the Member of Parliament for Old Bexley & Sidcup.
James was the Member of Parliament for Hornchurch and Rainham from 2005 to 2010; a member of the House of Commons Constitutional Affairs Select Committee from 2005 to 2006; and Shadow Minister for Crime Reduction from 2006 to 2010.
Before entering Parliament, James 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.
Born in Southend-on-Sea, James went to Davenant Foundation Grammar School, Loughton, Essex. James also attended the Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies before going to university in Exeter where he graduated with an honours degree in law.
James is married to Catherine and the couple have three young children – two daughters – Sophie born in November 2002 and Jemma born in April 2005 – and one son – Benjamin born in August 2006.
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