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 reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2010–2018
Consistently voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
24 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2010–2015
Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
11 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2003–2016
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
Generally 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, 2 votes against, 6 absences, between 2012–2018
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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018
This deal is not in the national interest, and the Prime Minister knows that. It leaves us less secure, less influential and more isolated. However, can the Prime Minister set out what scenarios would lead to no Brexit at all? As far as I can tell, there are only two: first, she calls a general election, which I assume she will not be doing, or, secondly, she allows a people’s vote....
A few days ago I met the ambassador of a very large country in the far east. The UK is his country’s trade gateway to the European Union, but clearly it will no longer be that after we have left. How will the Secretary of State safeguard existing business and trade with that country?
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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 (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)
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- Has spoken in 150 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Tom Brake’s speeches
- Has received answers to 519 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 74.32% 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") 1028 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2
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)
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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