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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.
Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system
Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
Generally voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
Generally voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
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Tom Brake has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. In this House, we fight passionately for the rights of British citizens, but leaving the EU impacts directly on EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU, whose rights, we have heard from the Prime Minister, are secure but only in the short term. Do you believe that the procedures of this House are fit for purpose when it comes to ensuring that the...
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the conclusions of the report The lawfulness of the authorisation by the United Kingdom of weapons and related items for export to Saudi Arabia in the context of Saudi Arabia's military intervention in Yemen by Professor Philippe Sands QC and others, published on 11 December 2015.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Eritrea.
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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
- Local Government and the Regions
- International Development
- Home Department
- London Underground
- Departmental Pay
- 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 149 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Tom Brake’s speeches
- Has received answers to 244 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 57.59% 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") 854 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 6 Jun 2016.
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
Payments from Dods Training, 21 Dartmouth Street, London SW1H 9BP, for giving talks. Fees are paid to my constituency party development fund:
7 April 2016, payment of £150. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 April 2016)
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
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