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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

  • Tom gets his blood glucose test
    Article: Mar 31, 2014

    On Wednesday 26th March he had a diabetes test and met with healthcare professionals at the special event in Westminster to find out more about the disease.

    Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, joined volunteers from the International Diabetes Federation and staff from Novo Nordisk and Roche, leaders in diabetes care, to raise awareness of the increasing prevalence of diabetes in the UK.

  • Failing Systems
    Article: Mar 26, 2014

    Four pupils from Carshalton High School for Girls received some top tips about campaigning from their local MP Tom Brake after seeking advice on their campaign around failing child welfare services.

    At just 15 years of age, Alriatu Bah, Taila Hawley, Michelle Oppong-Baah and Lavanya Subramaniam have kick started their own campaign called 'Failing Systems' to raise awareness of the number of children who have died due to poor child welfare services.

  • Running for Sport Relief
    Article: Mar 25, 2014

    Carshalton and Wallington MP, Tom Brake pushed himself to the limit by completing a 6 mile dash for Sport Relief.

    The Sport Relief Games were held nationwide on Sunday 23rd March and as part of this, the David Weir Leisure Centre held its own Mad Dash on its outdoor track. On a day that delivered weather from all four seasons, people of all ages turned up to take part. Participants were able to run 1 mile (4 laps), 3 miles (12 laps) or 6 miles (24 laps).

  • Article: Mar 23, 2014

    I am proud that this week's Budget will greatly benefit tens of thousands of ordinary working residents and parents of our borough.

    At the last election the Liberal Democrats' top priority was to give low and middle earners a £700 tax cut. And we've delivered. From this April, for the first time ever, nobody will pay income tax on the first £10,000 they earn. This is helping 87,100 people in Sutton.

  • Earth Hour 2014
    Article: Mar 21, 2014

    Carshalton and Wallington MP, Tom Brake has made a special pledge to switch to low energy light bulbs ahead of this year's Earth Hour. Mr Brake was one of many joining WWF in London to make their 'starry' themed wishes, ahead of the global lights out event, due to take place on Saturday 29th March at 8:30pm.

  • £800 Delivered
    Article: Mar 19, 2014

    An £800 income tax cut for people in Carshalton and Wallington is the real budget boost, Liberal Democrat Tom Brake MP said today following the budget announcement.

    The budget revealed plans to increase the personal allowance to £10,500 from April 2015 and put an extra £100 back in taxpayers' pockets.

  • Article: Mar 18, 2014

    A major childcare package is set to help 6210 parents in Sutton Liberal Democrat Tom Brake MP said today.

    Working families will be given up to £2,000 to ease the cost of childcare as part of a scheme to be rolled out in Autumn 2015.

    The Government has said it will provide 20 per cent support on childcare costs up to £10,000 per year for each child.

  • tom and callum
    Article: Mar 18, 2014

    Local MP Tom Brake's apprentice, Callum Morton, recently met Prime Minister David Cameron to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week.

    As his one year anniversary as Tom's apprentice approaches, Callum, 21, was invited to speak with the PM to discuss the benefits and challenges of apprenticeships. Currently a level 3 advanced apprentice, the Sutton resident spoke particularly about the skills and experience he had gained so far.

  • Paul Heartfield - http://www.paulheartfield.com/
    Article: Mar 17, 2014

    Schoolgirl turned inventor, Danielle Miller, 13, saw her invention come to life during an awards ceremony in Parliament.

    Last year, Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake invited local students aged 11-14 to take part in national invention competition 'We Made It" by submitting their idea for any product, gadget, gizmo, toy, or tool they would like to see made into a real-life prototype. Danielle's idea for a baby milk bottle which keeps milk at a controlled temperature defeated over 520 other entries around the country and was selected as one of the 7 national winners.

  • Tom Brake
    Article: Mar 14, 2014

    Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake welcomed news of a proposed 6.4% rise - just under £8 million - in funding for Sutton schools.

    Exactly one week after visiting Sutton schools, the Minister of State for Schools, David Laws MP, announced that 62 local authorities are set to cash-in on a rise in school funding in April 2015. Under the new proposals, Sutton schools will receive the 4th highest percentage increase nationwide in their funding compared to 2014-15.