How Tom Brake voted since 2001
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Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
Voted moderately against university tuition fees Source
Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
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Tom Brake hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
This debate has been slightly more entertaining that I had expected. I thought that, like a financial report, it was going to be quite dry, but we have had some entertaining illustrations of the activities that the different Committees are undertaking to realise savings. I welcome the opportunity to participate in what has now become an annual debate on the House of Commons’ financial...
I will leave that to my right hon. Friend the Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross to address. Perhaps he will have had some thoughts on that. Let me finish my comments on the contribution from my right hon. Friend the Member for Saffron Walden. I certainly agree that our investment in this place needs not only to reflect its heritage status but to ensure that the Palace of...
Let me respond briefly to the points that have been made. The hon. Member for North Down (Lady Hermon) was rightly concerned about the possibility that a Member of Parliament could challenge the recall process. Regulations will set out the details of the way in which questioning about irregularities will take place, and the impact that irregularities may have on the outcome of the petition,...
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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
- 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)
- 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
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- Has spoken in 32 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 84.45% 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") 751 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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