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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  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted moderately against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
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Tom Brake hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House: Backbench Business Committee 22 Jan 2015

    The Leader of the House has not made a recent assessment of the effect of the introduction of the Backbench Business Committee on the work of the House, but the Government response to the Procedure Committee’s review agreed that the Backbench Business Committee has been widely welcomed as a successful and effective innovation.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House: Backbench Business Committee 22 Jan 2015

    I am sure that the hon. Lady will be aware that the outcome of Back-Bench debates is not binding on the Government. However, the Government have taken account of many Back-Bench debates. For instance, policy has changed on the issue of VAT on fuel for air ambulances, and on cheaper petrol and diesel following a motion tabled by my hon. Friend the Member for Harlow (Robert Halfon). Of course,...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House: Backbench Business Committee 22 Jan 2015

    I thank my hon. Friend, and I am sure that if a cross-party group of Members of Parliament went to the Backbench Business Committee with a proposal for a debate to examine that, the Committee would be happy to accept the request.

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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)
  • 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)

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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 83.32% 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.
  • 81 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Tom Brake’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 760 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 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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