Tom Brake MP, last week, attended a debate with a panel of local Parliamentary Candidates to discuss the UK’s distribution of Foreign Aid.
Pictured: Tom Drake, Spokesperson for WaterAid (Left) and Tom Brake (Right)
The event, hosted by the charity ‘Child Aid Lanka’, provided the opportunity for Mr Brake to discuss how UK money can best be spent abroad, with fellow candidates and local residents. Importantly, it also gave Mr Brake, former Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, the opportunity to raise awareness of the very positive impact UK aid has in addressing issues like starvation and the lack of basic education in the world’s poorest countries.
Praising the success of the event, Mr Brake said:
“It was great to hear what the people of London think about how government money should be spent at home and abroad and I look forward to sharing these ideas with my colleagues in Parliament”.
The debate was held in St. Paul’s Church Hall in Thornton Heath on Thursday 15th January.
For more information on the great work done by ‘Child Aid Lanka’, visit their website: http://www.childaidlanka.org.uk/