Carshalton & Wallington MP sizes up PayPoint

Local MP Tom Brake checked out PayPoint during a visit to the Londis store on Middleton Road in Carshalton.

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Local MP celebrates National Storytelling Week

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake celebrated National Storytelling Week last week by speaking about his love of books to pupils at Culvers House Primary School.

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MP calls for public defibrillators

Local MP Tom Brake has backed The Oliver King Foundation’s campaign to see the introduction of defibrillators in local schools, sports centres and other public places. 

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Tom Brake MP fights heart disease by ramping up the red during PMQs

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake supported the British Heart Foundation (BHF) during Prime Minister’s Questions by wearing their heart-shaped pin after visiting the BHF’s first ever pop-up shop in the Palace of Westminster. 

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Local MP in Mayor call for 24 hour bus service

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake is calling on London Mayor Boris Johnson to extend Sutton's 154 night bus service to 24 hours a day.

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Health and St Helier top priority for residents

In a recent Residents' Survey set up by local MP Tom Brake, health and saving St Helier hospital were revealed as top priorities.

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Local jobless rate hits a three-year low

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington has welcomed the news that local unemployment has fallen to its lowest levels in three years.

Figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on 22 January 2014 show that the number of people claiming Job Seekers’ Allowance (JSA) in Carshalton and Wallington has fallen for the tenth consecutive month. The data also reveals an 18.6 per cent decline in the number of long-term unemployed locally.

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MP pushes for action on unreliable trains

Local MP, and a campaigner for better local transport, Tom Brake put Southern on the spot recently about the sharp rise in travel disruption which has affected thousands of commuters in the Sutton area.

Tom met with the local train service provider Southern to raise concerns about the deterioration in their service and pass on many of the complaints that were sent to him by commuters.

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GPs unanimously against downgrading St Helier in secret ballot by MPs

ballot.jpgThe results of a secret ballot sent out to Sutton's GPs by Tom Brake MP and Paul Burstow MP have shown that an overwhelming majority do not support the downgrading of the A&E and Maternity Units at St Helier. Not a single GP voted in favour of the downgrade.

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MP dons his running shoes for charity…again

Local MP Tom Brake has once more swapped the busy corridors of Westminster for a running path, when he took part in the Running.jpgBeddington Park 10k Charity Fun Run on Sunday, 24 November.

Tom was joined for the run by groups of volunteers. The formidable 'Team Brake' went head-to-head with the other contenders, to raise money for Cricket for Change (C4C), a Wallington-based charity which uses sport to change the lives of disadvantaged and disabled kids.

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