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About Tom Brake

I am Tom Brake, I live locally in Carshalton and Wallington and I have been a strong voice for Carshalton and Wallington for over 20 years.

As a Wallington resident, I campaign on the issues that I believe matter to local people: St Helier Hospital, our local primary and secondary schools, tackling anti-social behaviour, pensions, bus and train services.

I am also the first i-MP, click on the picture above to view the latest video and to submit your question.

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Recent updates

  • Why are you IN?
    Article: Apr 24, 2014

    Today, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched the Liberal Democrats' 2014 European election campaign. The launch took place in Colchester at a rally with activists and supporters, followed by a public town hall-style Q&A session hosted by Heart FM.

    Speaking at the launch event, Nick Clegg said:

  • Tom campaigning with Caroline Pidgeon and local residents
    Article: Apr 24, 2014

    MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake insists that campaigns to extend the 154 to a 24 hours service and to reinstate the X26 bus stop at the Plough in Beddington are by no means over.

    This comes following a meeting between Tom and Transport for London (TfL) where Tom demanded answers over various local transport issues.

  • Article: Apr 18, 2014

    Figures released on 16th April 2014 by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) revealed that the level of unemployment in Carshalton and Wallington fell again from 2.9% to 2.8%.

    Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, welcomed the figures which show that the number of Job Seeker's Allowance (JSA) claimants is 637 lower than in March 2013 and 47 lower than in February 2014.

  • Article: Apr 15, 2014

    MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake warned about a possible crisis among local hospitals when coping with heart disease.

    Heart disease is currently the most common cause of death in the UK, accounting for one in three of all deaths. Although the number of heart disease related deaths has fallen as a result of better prevention and treatment, the number is still higher here than in many other European countries.

  • Tom's EHIC cards
    Article: Apr 11, 2014

    Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake warned local residents not to be fooled into handing over their hard-earned cash for a service provided for free by the government.

    As people begin to plan their well-deserved summer escapes, one essential for the suitcase is a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This card is valid for up to 5 years and allows you access to healthcare in a number of EU countries at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. It will cover you for treatment that is needed to allow you to continue your stay until your planned return. It also covers you for treatment of pre-existing medical conditions and for routine maternity care.

  • Save St Helier
    Article: Apr 10, 2014

    Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington used his time at the dispatch box to raise the Save St Helier campaign with his fellow Members of Parliament.

    As Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, Tom responds to the customary pre-recess debate. In his response he praised the role that local campaigners, community groups and friends of St Helier hospital play in the Save St Helier campaign.

  • Article: Apr 8, 2014

    Employment is rising, unemployment is falling, inflation is below target and growth is re-established. There is still more to do to fully repair the economy and make sure this recovery keeps going, but our long term economic plan is working.

    It's vital that everyone can share in the economic benefits of the recovery. Back in 2010, when I sought your vote to be the Member of Parliament for Carshalton and Wallington, I made a commitment to deliver income tax cuts of £700 for working people.

  • Tom signs up for ThisIsTheBigDeal.com
    Article: Apr 7, 2014

    Carshalton and Wallington MP, Tom Brake urged local residents to sign up to the ThisIsTheBigDeal.com campaign to beat the Big Six energy companies and save hundreds of pounds on their energy bills.

    Mr. Brake has himself signed up to the deal because the more people that get involved the more money that can be saved for everyone.

  • Tom working hard at his PC
    Article: Apr 4, 2014

    MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake joined coders at a CoderDojo in Westminster and met keen games coders from Carshalton College as well as CoderDojo co-founder Bill Liao.

    On Monday 31st March 2014, CoderDojo set up in Parliament for one day only. Parliamentarians were able to see how young people learn to code and watch one of the Dojos, held globally, in action.

  • Purple Day
    Article: Apr 3, 2014

    On Wednesday 26th March 2014, Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake swapped his yellow for purple to celebrate Purple Day - an international day raising awareness for epilepsy.

    Epilepsy is a condition of the brain that can cause severe multiple seizures. Some things make seizures more likely for some people with epilepsy, including; stress, missing meals, tiredness and flashing lights. In the UK, 600,000 or one in every 103 people has epilepsy and 87 people are diagnosed with epilepsy every day.