Tom Brake

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade)

Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington

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Last updated: 9 Apr 2019

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit 21 Jun 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to provide additional payments for claimants of universal credit who previously received additional support through the Severe Disability Premium; and what steps her Department is taking to notify former Severe Disability Premium claimants of their entitlement to additional support.
  • Business of the House 20 Jun 2019

    I am upset with the Leader of the House, as he did not invite me on his bus tour, but perhaps he will let me know what slogan he intended having on the side of the bus. I am also disappointed that the urgent question has been cancelled; I wonder whether the hon. Member for Stone (Sir William Cash) has been sat on. I will turn the homework that I had done for the UQ into a question for the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Temporary Chamber 20 Jun 2019

    The Commission has heard various oral representations. At its meeting on 14 May 2018, it considered a statement of accommodation requirements for the House of Commons decant. Most recently, on 20 May, the Commission considered the northern estate programme, which includes the temporary Chamber for the House of Commons, and endorsed the scheme’s proposals. Those proposals are currently out...

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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

Tom Brake campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Transport
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Transport
  • Local Government and the Regions
  • International Development
  • Home Department
  • London Underground
  • Departmental Pay
  • Yemen: Military Intervention
  • Immigration: EU Nationals
  • Railways

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade) (since 16 Jun 2017)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union) (since 16 Jun 2017)
  • Member, Commons Reference Group on Representation and Inclusion Committee (since 15 Nov 2016)
  • Member, House of Commons Commission (since 9 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs) (29 Jul 2015 to 16 Jun 2017)
  • Liberal Democrat Chief Whip (29 Jul 2015 to 16 Jun 2017)
  • Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (29 Jul 2015 to 16 Jun 2017)
  • Member, Members Estimate Committee (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

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 192 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Tom Brake’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 563 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 72.62% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • 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") 1083 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 Jun 2019.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Bindmans LLP
Address of donor: 236 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8HB

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Legal services with a value of £6,091, in connection with the Wightman case. Additional benefits will be registered when the costs are available.

Date received: 11 January 2018 to 30 April 2018

Date accepted: 11 January 2018

Donor status: limited liability partnership

(Registered 08 January 2019)
Name of donor: Harper Macleod LLP
Address of donor: Citypoint, 65 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5HD

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Legal services with a value of £8,184, in connection with the Wightman case. Additional benefits will be registered when the costs are available.

Date received: 11 January 2018 to 30 April 2018

Date accepted: 11 January 2018

Donor status: limited liability partnership

(Registered 08 January 2019)
Name of donor: Morag Ross QC
Address of donor: Axiom Advocates, Advocates Library, Parliament House, Edinburgh EH1 1RF

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Legal services with a value of £8,084, in connection with the Wightman case. Additional benefits will be registered when the costs are available.

Date received: 11 January 2018 to 30 April 2018

Date accepted: 11 January 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 January 2019)
Name of donor: Gerry Facenna QC
Address of donor: 1 and 2 Raymond Buildings, Grays Inn, London WC1R 5NR

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Legal services with a value of £7,230, in connection with the Wightman case. Additional benefits will be registered when the costs are available.

Date received: 11 January 2018 to 30 April 2018

Date accepted: 11 January 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 January 2019)
Name of donor: Anneli Howard
Address of donor: 236 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8HB1 and 2 Raymond Buildings, Grays Inn, London WC1R 5NR

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Legal services with a value of £1,821, in connection with the Wightman case. Additional benefits will be registered when the costs are available.

Date received: 11 January 2018 to 30 April 2018

Date accepted: 11 January 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 January 2019)
Name of donor: UK-EU Open Policy Ltd
Address of donor: International House, 24 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2NB

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,774 towards court fees, travel expenses and overnight costs in connection with the Wightman case

Date received: 21 August 2018 to 23 December 2018

Date accepted: 23 December 2018

Donor status: company, registration 10436078

(Registered 08 January 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Pluteos AG
Address of donor: Zentralstrasse 44, CH-6003 Lucerne, Switzerland

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Hotel costs £205; visa £125; flights £388; total £718

Destination of visit: Moscow

Dates of visit: 17-19 May 2019

Purpose of visit: Conference at the French Embassy to discuss EU – Russia relations.

(Registered 20 May 2019; updated 28 May 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
I have also received legal services, yet to be costed, from Stephen Donnelly of AM Advocates, Advocates Library, Parliament House, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF. These were in connection with the Wightman case. (Registered 28 January 2019)

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