Who is James Brokenshire's wife Catherine Mamelok and did he have children?

CATHERINE Mamelok had been married to the Conservative MP James Brokenshire since 1999.

The former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland died on October 7, 2021, after battling lung cancer.

Who is James Brokenshire's wife Catherine Mamelok?

Catherine Anne Mamelok married Brokenshire in 1999.

Little is known about Mamelok as she prefers to stay out of the limelight.

Her grandfather Artur Mamelok was captured on the notorious Kristallnacht – or the 'Night of Broken Glass' – where 30,000 Jews were arrested on November 9, 1938.

He was taken to the Buchenwald concentration camp and detained there for 16 days.

It has been estimated around 56,000 people died in the camp during the Holocaust.

Brokenshire told the Sunday Telegraph: "Artur was one of the lucky ones.

"He was able to get to England and have a life, which means I have my wife and kids.

'That could so easily not have been, given the numbers killed at Buchenwald and the horror and depravity there."

In a statement, Brokenshire's family said: "It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of James Brokenshire MP at the age of 53.

"James died peacefully at Darent Valley Hospital yesterday evening with family members by his bedside. He had been in hospital since Sunday after his condition rapidly deteriorated.

"James was not only a brilliant government minister as both Security and Immigration minister at the Home Office and secretary of state at the Northern Ireland Office and Ministry for Housing, Communities & Local Government, but a dedicated constituency MP, first for Hornchurch from 2005 to 2010, and then for Old Bexley & Sidcup for the past 11 years.

"But most importantly, he was a loving father to his three children, a devoted husband to Cathy and a faithful friend to so many."

Did James Brokenshire and Catherine Mamelok have children?

He had three children with his wife Catherine.

They had two daughters and a son.

His family called him “a loving father to his three children, a devoted husband” and a “faithful friend”.

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