Tom Brake’s voting in Parliament

Tom Brake is a Liberal Democrat MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Liberal Democrat MPs.

This is a selection of Tom Brake’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Generally voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Generally voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Tom Brake’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Tom Brake’s full vote analysis page for more.

Tom Brake never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 11 Mar 2016

    Freedom of Information (Public Interest and Transparency) Bill - 2nd reading – Tom Brake. Legislation
  • Opposition Day — EU Referendum: Timing: Housing: Long-term Plan 9 Feb 2016

    First, I thank everyone who has contributed to this good-natured debate, leaving aside the unfortunate references to the size of the Liberal Democrat party. We can live with that for the next four and a half years, and we look forward to 2020 and seeing the Conservative Benches severely depleted. We have heard contributions from a number of Members, and I hope to make a brief reference to...
  • Opposition Day — EU Referendum: Timing: Housing: Long-term Plan 9 Feb 2016

    I wonder whether the hon. Lady, like me, is surprised that on Monday the Prime Minister—rightly, in my view—spoke of the need to address reoffending, given that many organisations that provide supported housing for ex-offenders are telling us that they will have to close hostels, bedsits and one-bedroom flats because they will not be able to go on providing them from April 2018...

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Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington

Entered the 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

  • Shadow LD Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs) (since 29 Jul 2015)
  • Shadow LD Leader of the House of Commons (since 29 Jul 2015)
  • Liberal Democrat Chief Whip (since 29 Jul 2015)
  • Member, House of Commons Commission (since 9 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Members Estimate Committee (since 9 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee of Selection (5 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (4 Nov 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • The Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (6 Sep 2012 to 8 May 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) (1 Jul 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (3 Mar 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (14 Nov 2007 to 18 Nov 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Olympics and London) (5 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (2 Aug 2006 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (10 May 2005 to 2 Aug 2006)
  • Member, Transport Committee (22 Jul 2002 to 10 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Accomodation & Works Committee (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)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (1 Jan 1999 to 1 Jan 2001)
  • Member, Transport Sub-committee (1 Jan 1999 to 1 Jan 2000)
  • Member, Environment Sub-committee (15 Jul 1997 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1999)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 99 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 85 written questions in the last year — well above 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 54.01% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below 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.
  • 98 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Tom Brake’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 821 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
11 September 2015, payment of £200 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing a survey. Hours: 1 hr. Fee donated directly to my constituency party's development fund. (Registered 05 October 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: n/a
Address of donor: n/a

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,600, proceeds of a fundraising event held by the local Tamil community

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 05 June 2015)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: John Drage
Address of donor: private

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

Date of receipt: August 2014 to March 2015

Date of acceptance: 11 August 2014

Donor status: individual

(Registered 15 December 2014)
Name of donor: Elaine Drage
Address of donor: private

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

Date of receipt: August 2014 to March 2015

Date of acceptance: 11 August 2014

Donor status: individual

(Registered 15 December 2014)

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