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The James Brokenshire lecture on public service: Delivered by the Rt Hon Theresa May MP

In memory of James Brokenshire, Theresa May delivered a lecture reflecting on the theme of public service.

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James Brokenshire served in Theresa May’s cabinet between 2016 and 2019, first as Northern Ireland Secretary and then as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. In memory of James, who died in 2021, the former prime minister delivered a lecture at the Institute for Government reflecting on the theme of public service which was central to his life and career.

Following the lecture, Mrs May was in conversation with Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government.

Read the transcript of the speech. 

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