How Tom Brake voted since 2001
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Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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Tom Brake hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
I am pleased to participate in this debate. My right hon. Friend the Leader of the House had intended to speak as Leader of the House and, in the absence of my right hon. Friend the Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross (John Thurso), on behalf of the Commission, but he has asked me to speak on his behalf and on behalf of the Commission. The Commission met on Monday to discuss,...
I thank the hon. Gentleman for that intervention, and I will respond to it later. It is in all our interests—Government, Opposition, Back Benchers and the House service as a whole—that this matter is resolved in a timely manner with due consideration. I do not seek in any way to pre-empt the work of the Committee, but there are certain principles that it will wish to bear in mind...
I thank my right hon. Friend for his intervention. I can certainly assure him that the Commission will be following tonight’s debate very carefully and will, I am sure, want to act on it and on what he has suggested. I have enjoyed hearing the views that Members have expressed so far, and I look forward to hearing the views of other Members in this debate and elsewhere.
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Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington
Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Local Government and the Regions
- International Development
- Home Department
- London Underground
- Departmental Pay
- Airwave Service
Currently held offices
- The Deputy Leader of the House of Commons
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Home Affairs Minister; Shadow Minister of London and the Olympics (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Spokesperson for London, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (6 Mar 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (6 Mar 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (4 Mar 2008 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (15 Nov 2007 to 22 Nov 2007)
- Shadow Minister (London and the Olympics), Culture, Media & Sport (5 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Minister, Department for Communities and Local Government (2 Aug 2006 to 6 Mar 2008)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (And Scotland), Transport (1 Jun 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
- Other Whip (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
- Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, International Development (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 84.78% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 20 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 734 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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