Tom Brake

MP, Carshalton and Wallington

Carshalton and Wallington Liberal Democrat

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  • 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 against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details

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Tom Brake

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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

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)
  • Member, Transport Sub-committee (1 Jan 1999 to 1 Jan 2000)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (1 Jan 1999 to 1 Jan 2001)
  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • 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.
  • 94 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Tom Brake’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 778 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 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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