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James Brokenshire appointed to historic council for monarch

PUBLISHED: 15:28 05 June 2015 | UPDATED: 15:28 05 June 2015

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The MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup has joined the privy council

The MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup, James Brokenshire, has been appointed to the historic privy council.

The council is made up of around 500 members who have reached high public office. Members include all cabinet ministers, the speaker, all leaders of the major political parties, archbishops and senior judges. The role for the council is to advise the monarch in carrying out their duties. In the past, instead of having a cabinet, the privy council was the chief governing body. The group was first created during the reign of the Norman kings. It was historically composed of the monarch’s most senior advisers and statesmen. Members are allowed to use the prefix ‘right honourable’ in front of their names.

Mr Brokenshire said: “It is a huge honour and privilege to have been made a privy counsellor. I am humbled to be joining such an historic institution with its role in advising the monarch.”

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