In his first major speech as Security Minister, The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP set out the evolving threat posed by terrorism in the UK.
Mr Brokenshire explored the challenges and opportunities the Government faces in responding to self-initiated terrorists, with a particular focus on right-wing terrorism.
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The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP currently serves as Minister of State for Security at the Home Office, after being appointed in February 2020. He has responsibility for counter-terrorism policy, oversight for several key agencies, including MI5 and the National Crime Agency, and presides over the Home Office’s National Security and Serious Organised crime work. This is his most recent stint within the Home Office, having previously held briefs on Crime Prevention, Security and Immigration where he oversaw the security operation during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
He also served as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from July 2016 until January 2018. James was subsequently appointed as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, serving in this role from April 2018 to July 2019.
James was first elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Old Bexley and Sidcup in May 2010, and was subsequently re-elected in 2015, 2017 and again in 2019 with more than 60% of the vote.