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Tony Travers: Brokenshire must strengthen national and civic spirit

Tony Travers: Brokenshire must strengthen national and civic spirit

James Brokenshire is the third secretary of state with responsibility for local government and housing since Eric Pickles left office in May 2015 – and the seventh since David Miliband took over the equivalent role in May 2005. There have been just four chancellors of the Exchequer and four prime ministers since 2005.

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