Tom Brake

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs)

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Carshalton and Wallington Liberal Democrat

Trident Nuclear Weapons System Replacement

The UK's Trident nuclear weapons system, comprising missile armed submarines, provides a continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent. There have been votes on if the system should be replaced with a new nuclear deterrent when Trident reaches the end of its lifespan.

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Tom Brake voted a mixture of for and against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system:

  • On 14 Mar 2007: Tom Brake was absent for a vote on Trident Replacement — Maintain the UK Nuclear Deterrent Beyond the Life of The Existing System Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2007: Tom Brake was absent for a vote on Trident Replacement — Maintain Nuclear Deterrent Beyond Existing System Show vote
  • On 20 Jan 2015: Tom Brake was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Trident Nuclear Weapons System Renewal Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2015: Tom Brake was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Spending Cuts, Welfare Changes and Trident Show vote
  • On 24 Nov 2015: Tom Brake was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Trident Nuclear Deterrent Programme Renewal Show vote
  • On 26 May 2016: Tom Brake was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — UK Membership of the EU — Nuclear Weapons — House of Lords — Devolution — Refugee Crisis in Europe Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2016: Tom Brake voted against replacing the four Trident nuclear missile submarines; the proposal for replacement was intended to maintain the UK's continuous at sea nuclear deterrent. Show vote

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