With Brexit negotiations rapidly approaching and the splits in Government widening, Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has written to Theresa May calling for a Cross Party Joint Cabinet Committee to Negotiate Brexit.
Tom Brake promises to stand strong for Carshalton and Wallington despite the uncertainty Theresa May’s failed election caused.
15 June 2017 was the first national clean air day in the U.K. and Tom Brake joined in by taking measures to reduce air pollution.
The world famous explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has pledged his support for Tom Brake in the upcoming General Election on June 8th. Sir Ranulph is supporting Tom Brake due to Tom’s continued opposition against fox hunting.
Public feeling runs very strongly against a return to hunting with more than four in five people (84% in one poll) opposing its return. In spite of this, a pro-hunting majority may be returned to the House of Commons this time if the Conservatives win in seats currently held by MPs who oppose fox hunting.
Sir Ranulph warns that:
“Thousands of young fox cubs will be killed every year, as will hares and deer - simply because a secretive group of influential people consider such actions to be sport.”
The world famous explorer, formers SAS soldier and cancer charity campaigner is not a supporter of any political party. But he urges everyone in Carshalton and Wallington to vote for Tom Brake as they may tip the balance against a return to such a cruel sport.
The Liberal Democrats have pledged to uphold the ban against fox hunting, and Tom Brake has stated that he will continue to vote against proposals to repeal the ban, as he has always done during his time in Parliament.
Tom Brake said:
“It is frankly astonishing that fox hunting may be brought back despite so much opposition from the public. We need MPs in Parliament who are going to stand up against this proposal”
You can join Tom Brake’s campaign against fox hunting:http://bit.ly/2qWHudO.
Tom Brake has criticised the Prime Minister and her Government for failing to condemn Donald Trump’s decision to walk away from the Paris Climate Deal.
The Paris Climate Deal was an unprecedented and groundbreaking agreement between the world’s nations to tackle climate change. Climate change is one of the foremost threats our world faces, but seeing the US renege on their agreements in the deal is a signal that countries shouldn’t feel that they need to take tough measures to combat this threat.
Tom Brake had joined thousands of people by signing Greenpeace’s petition to call on the Prime Minister to use her influence and stop Donald Trump from scrapping the Paris Climate Deal for the US.
The Prime Minister, Theresa May, could have used what influence she has to stop the US from walking out on the terms of the agreement and save the deal, however her Government has failed to condemn the decision made from Donald Trump.
Tom Brake said:
“It was time now for the Prime Minister to prove that she can walk the walk as well as talk the talk when it comes to the ‘Special Relationship’ which she likes to boast that the UK and US have. Instead however again the UK has been shown up to our international partners as America’s poodle. The importance of this deal couldn’t be clearer, if the US scraps the agreement then the lives of millions will be put at risk from a collapse in the fight against climate change”.
Tom Brake has also written to the Prime Minister to express his disappointment.
“A vote for the Liberal Democrats next Thursday is a vote for a party which cares for the environment, whether it’s tackling climate change globally or boosting renewable energy. I want to be re-elected in order to help keep our constituency one of the greenest in London”.
14,260 pensioners living in Carshalton and Wallington will receive at least an extra £772 per year under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans to protect the 'triple lock' for state pensions.
Over 500 3-4 year-olds in Sutton would benefit from Liberal Democrat plans to triple funding for the Early Years Pupil Premium, which gives extra cash to nurseries, preschools and school receptions when they take on children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Following the horrific attack at Manchester Arena, Tom Brake has paid tribute to the victims of the attack.
Tom Brake is campaigning to scrap the Conservatives' 'dementia tax' which would hit more than 9 in 10 homes in Carshalton and Wallington.
Commenting on the publication of the Conservative 2017 General Election Party Manifesto yesterday, Tom Brake expressed his fear that the country was being taken for a fool by a Tory leader who believed she didn’t need to listen to the country as she thought she had already won.