Givan and O’Neill express sympathy following death of James Brokenshire

Date published: 08 October 2021

First Minister Paul Givan and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill have expressed their sympathy to the family and friends of James Brokenshire.


First Minister Paul Givan said:

“This is very sad news.  We had followed James Brokenshire’s fight against illness with a sense of hope, and although aware of recent setbacks, to learn of his death is still very much a shock. James was well-liked by those he came into contact with,  and I remember fondly the many positive qualities James exhibited, not least his calm and professional approach. I extend my sympathy to his loved ones.”

The deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said:

“I am saddened to hear of James Brokenshire’s death. He fought his cancer battle with real courage, both during his treatment and in campaigning to enhance public understanding of this terrible disease.

“My thoughts are very much with his family at this time.”

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