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.
Voted a mixture of for and against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
7 votes for, 7 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2010–2016
Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
10 votes for, 1 vote against, 6 absences, between 2012–2014
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
4 votes for, 3 votes against, 6 absences, between 2008–2016
Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013
Voted a mixture of for and against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
28 votes for, 18 votes against, 7 absences, between 2012–2016
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Tom Brake has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 29 Jun 2017
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the tax revenue implications of the UK leaving the EU on trade (a) under WTO rules and (b) as part of the Single Market and Customs Union.
The Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster, published its report on the Restoration and Renewal (R&R) of the Palace of Westminster in September 2016. The report set out next steps for the Programme, based on the Joint Committee’s recommendation that a full decant be undertaken to deliver the works, stressing that timings were indicative only and that it will be for the...
It is the House of Commons Commission’s long-standing practice not to comment on matters of security. For this reason, I am unable to comment on the source of the recent cyber attack. Following the attack, a number of measures have been taken of which honourable Members will be aware, including the enhancement of multi-factor authentication to secure user accounts. There is a...
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Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Topics of interest
Tom Brake campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Local Government and the Regions
- International Development
- Home Department
- London Underground
- Departmental Pay
- Yemen: Military Intervention
Currently held offices
- Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs) (since 29 Jul 2015)
- Liberal Democrat Chief Whip (since 29 Jul 2015)
- Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (since 29 Jul 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Members Estimate Committee (9 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, House of Commons Commission (9 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 111 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Tom Brake’s speeches
- Has received answers to 430 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 66.67% 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 902 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI
, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing surveys. Fees are paid to my constituency
party development fund:
14 September 2016
, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 21 September 2016)
Payments from Dods Training, 21 Dartmouth Street, London SW1H 9BP, for giving talks. Fees are paid to my constituency party development fund:
1 July 2016
, payment of £150 for delivering a talk on 14 June 2016
. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 01 July 2016)
Name of donor: Government of Gibraltar
Address of donor: 6 Convent Place, Gibraltar GX11 1AA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): For me and a member of staff, flights £476, meals £140 and hotel accommodation with a value of £528; total value £1,144
Destination of visit: Gibraltar
Dates of visit: 13-15 February 2017
Purpose of visit: Fact finding mission to assess impact of Brexit on Gibraltar.
(Registered 29 March 2017; updated 02 May 2017)
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