9 in 10 Carshalton & Wallington homes set to be hit by Tory 'Dementia Tax'

Tom Brake is campaigning to scrap the Conservatives' 'dementia tax' which would hit more than 9 in 10 homes in Carshalton and Wallington.


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Youngsters losing their lunch, the elderly losing their homes - The scary and shameful leadership being offered by Theresa May

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.


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Lib Dems penny in the pound for NHS would raise £21 million extra for Sutton

Tim Farron, Lib Dem leader, has announced the Lib Dems would plug funding gaps for the NHS and social care by putting a penny on income tax, in the Lib Dems first major manifesto commitment of the election campaign.


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Lib Dems pledge emergency Southern Rail takeover

Ahead of the Liberal Democrat manifesto launch tomorrow evening, Tom Brake and the Liberal Democrats have pledged an emergency takeover of Southern Rail to end months of crisis and disruption for thousands of commuters.


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Lib Dems offer ‘Fathers' Month’ of paid parental leave for new dads

The Liberal Democrats will introduce an additional month of paid parental leave for fathers to encourage greater sharing of parental responsibilities.


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Tom Brake hits out at Southern boss’s salary

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, has slammed GTR for giving Charles Horton, CEO of Southern Rail, a whacking great salary of £478,000 a year.


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Brake reacts to candidate announcement

Commenting on the announcement yesterday afternoon of the candidates who will challenge for the Carshalton and Wallington parliamentary seat, Tom said:

“It has been the privilege of a lifetime to be the MP for Carshalton and Wallington over the last 20 years and I've never been more fired up about the work that lies ahead.  


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Transitional arrangements needed for woman hit by pension changes -Brake

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, has backed Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) calls for fair transitional arrangements, as well as for new rules to ensure that women are informed of all changes in the future.


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Lib Dems announce £1bn of funding to transform mental health care

The Liberal Democrats have today announced that £1 billion of the party's additional health funding would be spent tackling the "historic injustice" faced by people with mental ill health. 


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Theresa May intends to bring back fox hunting

Commenting on the news that Theresa May supports fox hunting and intends to give Conservative MPs a free vote on whether to bring back fox hunting, Tom Brake said:

“It is frankly astonishing that when an overwhelming majority of the country supports upholding the ban, the Tories still intend to push this through.  


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