James Brokenshire replaces Mark Harper as Minister for Immigration and Security

Prime Minister David Cameron has appointed James Brokenshire Minister for Immigration and Security.

Mr. Brokenshire replaces Mark Harper who resigned after learning that his cleaner did not have indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Brokenshire has been the Conservative MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup since 2010.

He studied law at the University of Exeter. Before becoming an MP, Mr. Brokenshire 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.

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. From May 2011 to February 2014 Mr. Brokenshire was Minister for Security.

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