Tom Brake

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade)

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Carshalton and Wallington Liberal Democrat

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.

However, Tom Brake sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Tom Brake generally voted for financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methods, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Last updated: 13 Jun 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit: Negotiations 26 Jul 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if his Department will make an assessment of the effect of allegations made against the campaigns (a) Vote Leave and (b) BeLeave by the (i) Electoral Commission and (ii) Observer on negotiations with the EU on the UK leaving the EU.
  • Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Transport: EU Law 26 Jul 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009, what (a) discussions his Department has had with the EU and (b) his policy is on the occupational status of UK transport managers residing in the UK and working for a road transport operator based in the EU 27 after the UK leaves the EU.
  • EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legislation 24 Jul 2018

    The Secretary of State has said that the Government are committed to delivering a “smooth and orderly Brexit”. To that end, are they going to issue a White Paper and Bill to cover a no deal scenario, given that he and his colleagues say that that is a real and increasing possibility? Presumably such a Bill will be needed to cover all eventualities, from compulsory purchase orders...

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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
  • Railways
  • Iraq

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)

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, 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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 161 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Tom Brake’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 434 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 74.57% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 1016 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 Jul 2018.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Adam and Helen Heathfield
Address of donor: private

Date received: 26 April 2017

Date accepted: 26 April 2017

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individuals

(Registered 05 July 2017)
Name of donor: Eddie Powell
Address of donor: private

Date received: 8 May 2017

Date accepted: 8 May 2017

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 July 2017)
Name of donor: Lord Matthew Oakeshott
Address of donor: private

Date received: 20 May 2017

Date accepted: 20 May 2017

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 July 2017)
Name of donor: John Garnsworthy
Address of donor: private

Date received: 25 May 2017

Date accepted: 25 May 2017

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 July 2017)
Name of donor: John and Elaine Drage
Address of donor: private

Date received: 29 June 2017

Date accepted: 29 June 2017

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,445 in monthly donations of £287

Donor status: individuals

(Registered 05 July 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
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): Flight £251, meals £120 and hotel accommodation with a value of £258; total value £629

Destination of visit: Gibraltar

Dates of visit: 16-18 May 2018

Purpose of visit: Fact finding mission to assess impact of Brexit on Gibraltar.

(Registered 24 May 2018)

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