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Tom Brake

Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington


Leaping Into The New Year - Brake Votes With His Feet To Bring Olympic Games To London In 2012

January 12, 2005 1:29 PM
Leaping into the New Year

Leaping into the New Year

In a demonstration of his steadfast support for the UK's 2012 Olympic and Paralympic bid, Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake was one of a number of Lords and MPs who registered their support for the bid by 'leaping' though EDF Energy's Leap Counter. He followed the example of thousands of members of the public across the country who have been keen to give their backing to the bid.

Tom Brake said: "Bringing the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to this country would not only be a tremendous boost for London but for the rest of the UK. I was only too happy to come and show my support for the bid and hope that the people of Carshalton and Wallington will get behind it as well."

EDF Energy was the first company to become a Premier Partner of the London 2012 bid and is committed to helping bring the Olympic games to London. The specially designed counter has been registering people's support for the bid since May when it was first unveiled and has already had an impressive 129,000 people leap through it.

To register your support for the bid, visit and take advantage of the virtual leap counter on the site.