Great people leave a huge and lasting legacy. James Brokenshire MP wanted to make a permanent difference to other peoples’ battles against lung cancer.
This page has been established for family, friends, colleagues and wellwishers to pay tribute to James, who has died from lung cancer at the age of 53. James’s family have asked for you to share your memories and photographs of him on here, as well as contributing in his memory to the excellent work of the Roy Castle Lung Foundation in lieu of flowers.
As well as his lifetime of public service, in the last few years of his life James’s passion was to help others with lung cancer, preventing others going through what he did and raising awareness of lung cancer as one of the less common variants.
From his initial diagnosis in 2017 until his death on Thursday 7th October 2021, James was an indefatigable campaigner for better lung cancer screening, becoming the first MP to host a debate on the floor of the House of Commons on this important matter. He was clear that the stigma of lung cancer should be removed.
James’s family would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the NHS staff who cared for James so well over the past years.
In due course, further arrangements will be posted on this site.
In memory of James Brokenshire, our devoted MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup.
I heard your piece on Broadcasting House and it brought back memories of my Dad who died of lung cancer more than 50 years ago aged 44. We all still miss him...
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