Tom Brake organises public meeting about the future of hospital services

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, will host a public meeting following the announcement that the Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust, which runs St Helier Hospital, is running an involvement programme with local residents on the future of health services in the area.

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3.6% rail fare rise a "bitter blow" for passengers

Responding to the news that rail commuters in England and Wales will see their fares increase by 3.6% from next year, the biggest annual price hike in 5 years, Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake commented:

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Customs Union plans just delaying pain from extreme Brexit

Responding to the government's plans for new customs arrangements with the EU, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake commented:

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More Trains Needed at Hackbridge - Brake

Commenting on the news that Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) have agreed to review the number of trains stopping in Hackbridge, with a view to increasing their number, Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, said:

‘Many worried residents have contacted me since the end of the consultation period.

 

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Brake slams Southern for having most overcrowded trains

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Commenting on the news that Southern Rail have the most overcrowded trains in the country, Tom Brake MP said:

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86,000 vacancies show NHS is "overworked, understaffed and underpaid"

There were over 86,000 vacancies in the NHS between January and March 2017, figures published by NHS Digital have revealed.

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Tom Brake MP urges residents to participate in new rail timetable consultation

Tom Brake has responded to phase 2 of the consultation to the proposed changes to the rail timetable which will be operated by Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) in 2018 following completion of the Thameslink Programme.

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Sainsbury’s must rethink their Fairtrade policy - Brake

Tom Brake has condemned Sainsbury’s for their u-turn on Fairtrade and is backing the Fairtrade Foundation by co-sponsoring an Early Day Motion in their support.

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Brexit rail fare hike on its way

Rail fares in January are set to go up by the Retail Prices Index rate of inflation. This is expected to be between 3.6 percent and 3.9 percent. Inflation is running at this rate following the sharp drop in the value of the £, post-Brexit.

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Brake slams government over failure to condemn Saudi child executions

Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake asked an urgent question to the government yesterday on the imminent execution of fourteen people in Saudi Arabia, including two who were juveniles at the time of their arrests. 

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