Friday, 8 October 2021

Sad loss of James Brokenshire MP

Left to Right - Steve, Amrik, with James then Dave [2019-06-22 - Community Fun Day]

James Brokenshire-R.I.P. a sad note from Bexley Borough Neighbourhood Watch Association

It’s with great sadness that we heard today about the passing of our MP (for Old Bexley & Sidcup) and Bexley Neighbourhood Watch Patron. We were aware of his fight against cancer and are devastated to hear he has lost his battle.


He was a superb MP who lived in his constituency and was often seen out and about talking to residents. He believed strongly in communities and would attend events, commemorations, church group meetings and was the leading figure in saving Queen Mary’s Hospital from complete closure.   His support and guidance over the years (10) enabled us (BBNWA) to move forward and expand our membership across the Borough.


His ability to put over a point well verbally was one of his many talents and for that reason he was often asked to speak at Residents Group meetings and Voluntary Group AGM’s, such as ours at Bexley-NW. In all the years he was our Patron he only missed a couple of our meetings.


I am sure anyone who met him will be deeply saddened by the news of his death, when we have a newly elected MP if he/she is as half as good as he was, they will be pretty good.


Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to his wife Cathy, their three children, family and all those that worked closely with him, he will be missed.

Left to Right - NW/Committee
Members - Dana, Maria with James then Claire (NW-admin), Grant (NW-Chair) and former IT Officer-Andrew

An online tribute page has been established for family, friends, colleagues and wellwishers to leave a message of condolence and contribute to the Roy Castle Lung Foundation.

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