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.
Generally voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
Generally voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
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Tom Brake has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
I apologise for labouring this point with the Deputy Leader of the House, but following the difficulties that some MPs seem to have landed themselves in over election expenses, will the Government invite the Electoral Commission to produce updated regulations covering local and national election expenses? That would help to clear up some of the uncertainties about accounting for election...
Given that women are having children later in life, what thought has the Minister given to extending statutory paternity leave to six weeks to enable women to get back to employment more quickly?
Will the Minister support the introduction of “X” passports?
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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 151 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Tom Brake’s speeches
- Has received answers to 231 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 57.14% 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") 853 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 16 May 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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