Tom Brake

MP, Carshalton and Wallington

Carshalton and Wallington Liberal Democrat

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How Tom Brake voted since 2001
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  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
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Tom Brake hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Members’ Paid Directorships and Consultancies 25 Feb 2015

    I had to fight the temptation to start and finish my speech by saying, “I refer the House to my speech from 17 July 2013, column 1165”, when the Opposition tabled the very same motion. As they have clearly not attempted to address any of the issues raised in that debate—the deficiencies of which were pointed out by some Labour Members and have been pointed out again by the...
  • Nature: Queen’s and Prince of Wales’s Consent 24 Feb 2015

    I rise to speak in support of the motion in the name of my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House and that of the Chair of the Procedure Committee, my hon. Friend the Member for Broxbourne (Mr Walker). The proposals arise from the report of the Procedure Committee published in December 2014, which was itself the result of earlier work by the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee....

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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

  • Transport
  • Transport
  • Local Government and the Regions
  • International Development
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • London Underground
  • Departmental Pay
  • Railways
  • Iraq
  • Airwave Service

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committee of Selection
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)
  • 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)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) (1 Jul 2008 to 6 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, Home Affairs Committee (3 Mar 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (15 Nov 2007 to 22 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Crossrail Bill (14 Nov 2007 to 18 Nov 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Olympics and London) (5 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (London and the Olympics), Culture, Media & Sport (5 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (2 Aug 2006 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • 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)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (10 May 2005 to 2 Aug 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)
  • Member, Transport Committee (22 Jul 2002 to 10 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Accomodation & Works (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2003)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1 Jan 2001 to 10 May 2005)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jan 2000 to 1 Jul 2004)
  • Member, Transport Sub-committee (1 Jan 1999 to 1 Jan 2000)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (1 Jan 1999 to 1 Jan 2001)
  • Member, Environment Sub-committee (15 Jul 1997 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs (14 Jul 1997 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1999)

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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 83.59% 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 — 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.
  • 87 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Tom Brake’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 769 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Feb 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: John Drage
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £308 a month between 1 August 2014 to 1 March 2015; £2,464 in total
(b) Date of receipt:  August 2014 to March 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 11 August 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 15 December 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Elaine Drage
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £308 a month between 1 August 2014 to 1 March 2015; £2,464 in total
(b) Date of receipt:  August 2014 to March 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 11 August 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 15 December 2014)

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