Tom Brake campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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 replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes

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.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Southern: Industrial Disputes 18 Jan 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has received a request from Transport for London to fund extra bus services on days on which industrial action affects Southern rail services.
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Sudan: Armed Conflict 18 Jan 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the statement made by the Secretary General of the United Nations on 19 December 2017 on the situation in South Sudan, what steps he has taken in response to concerns on potential genocide in that country.
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Finance 18 Jan 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much financial support was given to higher education institutions by government directly or through the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for widening participation; how much such support was allocated through higher education institutions access agreements for widening participation; and how much of that support was given by...

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Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Transport
  • Transport
  • Local Government and the Regions
  • International Development
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Home Department
  • London Underground
  • Departmental Pay
  • Railways
  • Iraq
  • Airwave Service

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs) (since 29 Jul 2015)
  • Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (since 29 Jul 2015)
  • Liberal Democrat Chief Whip (since 29 Jul 2015)
  • Member, House of Commons Commission (since 9 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Members Estimate Committee (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)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (1 Jan 1999 to 1 Jan 2001)
  • Member, Transport Sub-committee (1 Jan 1999 to 1 Jan 2000)
  • 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 151 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Tom Brake’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 472 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 58.38% 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") 882 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Jan 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:
18 January 2016, payment of £150. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 April 2016)
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)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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