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 for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 1999–2016
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2013–2016
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
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
Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2010–2016
Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2004–2011
We have lots more plain English analysis of Tom Brake’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Tom Brake’s full vote analysis page for more.
Tom Brake has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 22 Feb 2017
What assessment has the Minister been able to make of the loss of the European Banking Authority and the impact that it might have on the financial services sector?
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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)
- Member, Members Estimate Committee (since 9 Jul 2015)
- Member, House of Commons Commission (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)
- 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 138 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Tom Brake’s speeches
- Has received answers to 501 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 59.96% 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.
- 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") 898 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 10 Apr 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:
7 April 2016, payment of £150. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 April 2016)
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 an estimated value of £480; total value £1,096
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)
View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register
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