Mr Brokenshire served as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities, and Local Government from 2018 to 2019 – working closely with the County Councils Network.
Cllr Tim Oliver, Chairman of the County Councils Network, said:
“We are all deeply saddened and shocked by the news of the passing of the Rt.Hon. James Brokenshire MP at such a young age.
“As Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James was a strong supporter of the vital role that councils and their communities play.
“He was kind, thoughtful, and engaging: working closely with the sector to represent our interests within government. On behalf of the County Councils Network’s member councils across the country I would like to pass on my sincere condolences to his family.”