Brandon was elected as Member of Parliament by the people of Great Yarmouth in May 2010. He took the seat from the Labour Party with a swing of 8.7%. In 2015, Brandon was re-elected with a substantially increased majority of 6,154.
In September 2012, Brandon promoted by the Prime Minister to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government. In this position, Brandon had responsibility for local councils, as well as community pubs and the fire service.
In July 2014, the Prime Minister promoted Brandon to become Minister of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government with responsibility for Housing and Planning. He retained this role after the 2015 General Election and successfully piloted the Housing Bill through the House of Commons.
Following Theresa May’s appointment as Prime Minister in July 2016, Brandon was asked to become Minister of State at the Home Office with responsibility for the Fire and Police services.
On 29th September 2016 the British Government announced that Her Majesty The Queen had approved Brandon’s appointment to the Privy Council. This appointment means Brandon may use the title “The Right Honourable.”
Professionally, Brandon originally qualified as a barrister and has a BSc Economics and LLB Hons (Law) from the University of Buckingham and an LLM in Commercial Law from King’s College London. In 2014, Brandon was asked to join the Council of the University of Buckingham.
Married with two children, Brandon relaxes in his limited free time by enjoying a variety of sports with a focus on triathlon, reading and going to the theatre and cinema. Always ready to take a personal challenge he completed the London Marathon in 2005 and 2008 and took up triathlon in 2011 (with his latest being Hever Castle in September 2015). He is also a trustee of the British Triathlon Trust.
Before joining the government, Brandon was an active member of a number of All Party Parliamentary Groups including those for Enterprise Zones and Local Growth as well as Local Government, Greyhound Racing and the Film group. He was Co-Chair of a group on Coastal Erosion and continues to work with colleagues who represent other coastal towns to highlight common issues in their constituencies