Tom Brake

MP, Carshalton and Wallington

Carshalton and Wallington Liberal Democrat

Tom Brake’s voting in Parliament

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

This is a selection of Tom Brake’s votes.

  • Generally voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency 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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Spending Review and Autumn Statement 25 Nov 2015

    I welcome the Chancellor’s decision to scrap tax credit cuts. Does he intend apologising to the people who were unnecessarily scared by his original plans, and does he intend disciplining his peers in the House of Lords who, had they supported the Liberal Democrat motion there, would have saved him from this embarrassing U-turn?
  • Points of Order 24 Nov 2015

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Do you have it in your power to extend Foreign and Commonwealth Office questions? I know that a number of Members here would like to have raised an attack in Jhelum in Pakistan against the Ahmadi Muslim community, and to have heard from Ministers that they would call in the high commissioner for Pakistan to challenge him and to say to him that attacking people...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tibet 24 Nov 2015

    The Minister will recall that in an exchange on 22 October he confirmed that China is ready to co-operate with the UK and other countries in the area of human rights. Were matters such as Tibet and the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, the alleged forced harvesting of organs, and the harassment of Ai Weiwei discussed with the Chinese President when he visited the UK?

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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)


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  • Has spoken in 66 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 60 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 52.27% 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.
  • 97 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Tom Brake’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 810 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 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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