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Conservative MP James Brokenshire dies, aged 53

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  • 8th October, 2021 05:50:51 PM
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Conservative MP James Brokenshire dies, aged 53

 

Conservative MP and former minister James Brokenshire, who was diagnosed with lung cancer more than three years ago, has died aged 53.

The Old Bexley and Sidcup MP, a former Northern Ireland secretary, reported a recurrence of a tumour on his right lung earlier this year, reports BBC.

His family called him "a loving father to his three children, a devoted husband" and a "faithful friend".

Brokenshire had been in hospital since his condition worsened on Sunday.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted that his colleague, a lifelong non-smoker, had been "heroic" in his "fight against cancer".