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 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
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 more EU integration Show votes
83 votes for, 9 votes against, 29 absences, between 2006–2018
Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
3 votes for, 11 votes against, 2 absences, between 1997–2017
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 1999–2016
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
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Tom Brake has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 19 Dec 2018
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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 146 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Tom Brake’s speeches
- Has received answers to 475 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 73.65% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 1052 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 7 Jan 2019.
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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