BREAKING: Conservative MP James Brokenshire dies aged 53.

Conservative MP and former cabinet minister James Brokenshire has died at the age of 53, his family have said.

The MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup announced in August that his lung cancer had "progressed" and that he would be beginning a new line of treatment.

Mr Brokenshire stepped down as security minister in July this year after admitting his cancer recovery was taking "longer than expected".

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