Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Tom Brake voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted very strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted very strongly for a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted strongly for the hunting banDetails
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
I imagine that this is the part of the Bill that everyone has been waiting for—the knitting yarn clause. [Hon. Members: “Hear, hear.”] Hear, hear, indeed. We had an opportunity in a previous sitting for people to reminisce about their maths A-levels; this clause may give people the opportunity to reminisce about their knitting skills. I can confirm that when I was about...
The Bill is not just about this clause. Over 10 years, the Bill will save businesses £300 million and the public sector £30 million. Let us not focus too much on one individual clause.
Well, no, I rise to say that I will write to the hon. Gentleman on that subject. It would also be appropriate for me to write to him to say what assessment has been made of the further education sector. I will turn the question around on him. What assessment has he made of the impact on the sector of his suggestion, which is to stop level 2 apprenticeships?
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Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington
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Topics of interest
- Local Government and the Regions
- International Development
- Home Department
- London Underground
- Departmental Pay
- Airwave Service
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 33 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 84.17% 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") 698 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)