Brooks is currently a Research Associate in the Department of Politics & International Relations at Oxford University, writing a book on Bashar Assad. He has also chaired a report on Homelessness in the UK with Crisis and the Centre for Social Justice (published in March 2017 - download here). 
 
Brooks was the Member of Parliament for Braintree (2005-15). He served in the Coalition Government as Minister for Civil Society, with responsibility for charities, the voluntary sector and youth (2014) having previously served on the Treasury Select Committee (2012-14 and 2006-7) and as a Government Whip and Lord Commissioner HM Treasury (2010-12). In Opposition Brooks also served as a Whip (2007-10).

Download the Centre for Social Justice Report on addressing the blight of homelessness: "Housing First - Housing Led Solutions to Rough Sleeping and Homelessness" by clicking on the image below.

Housing First Report

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Speeches and Articles

Hawking myths about the NHS

Science is about evidence. Politics rarely is. As Stephen Hawking observed recently, politicians will sometimes cherry-pick evidence to justify policy. Yet in choosing to politicise his arguments, Professor Hawking falls into the same trap as the very politicians he accuses of being economical with the truth, by peddling several myths about the state and direction of the NHS under the current Government, when the evidence shows quite the opposite.

21st August 2017

CSJ Homelessness Report

Download the Centre for Social Justice Report on addressing the blight of homelessness: "Housing First - Housing Led Solutions to Rough Sleeping and Homelessness" by clicking on the image below.

Housing First Report

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Centre for Social Justice