As your local MP, I want to see getting to work, visiting friends or making a trip to the shops to be as convenient as possible. Whether you prefer to use the train, buses, tram, cycle, or get around on foot, improving Sutton’s transport links will benefit everyone, by making us better connected, bringing new business to the area and making Sutton greener. That’s why improving our local transport links and making transport more affordable has and will continue to be one of my main priorities.
AUGUST 2017: Brake urges Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) for the need for increased services at Hackbridge. More here.
JULY 2017 : Brake calls out Southern for most being the most overcrowded trains in the UK. More here.
JULY 2017 : Brake responds to the Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) 2018 rail timetable consultation. More here.
JULY 2017: Brake laments Brexit effect on next year's hike in rail fares. More here.
JULY 2017 : Brake condemns Southern Fine as an insult to millions of commuters. More here.
JULY 2017 : Raised local rail passengers concerns directly with the Rail Minister. More here.
MAY 2017 : Pledged emergency Southern Rail takeover in the Liberal Democrat Manifesto. More here.
APRIL 2017 : Slammed Govia Thameslink for giving Charles Horton, CEO of Southern Rail, a whacking great salary of £478,000 a year. More here.
MARCH 2017: Urged the London Mayor during a visit to Carshalton to bring the tram to Sutton. More here.
MARCH 2017 : Exposed train operator's shameful complaint's record. More here.
FEBRUARY 2017 : Hosting a public meeting with an RMT representative in Carshalton. More here.
FEBRUARY 2017 : Called on mandatory mediation to end ongoing rail dispute. More here.
FEBRUARY 2017 : Invited Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, on a bike ride. More here
FEBRUARY 2017 : Slammed Heathrow expansion on start of it's public consultation. More here.
JANUARY 2017 : Blasted the Government for spin over a £20 million rail announcement last year. More here.
JANUARY 2017 : Called on Secretary of State for Transport and London Mayor to provide emergency bus services on strike days for Sutton. More here.
DECEMBER 2016: Presented a petition signed by 2,908 local residents to No.10 Downing Street. More here.
DECEMBER 2016: Challenged the Rail Minister about Southern's poor services during an Urgent Question in Parliament. You can watch the clip here.
DECEMBER 2016: Wrote urgently to the Secretary of State for Transport condemning his announcement against TfL taking over Southern and Thameslink. More here.
NOVEMBER 2016: Wrote to the Chancellor prior to the Autumn Statement calling for an investment in Sutton's failing infrastructure. More here.
OCTOBER 2016: Joined in a mass protest outside No 10 against Heathrow export expansion. More here.
OCTOBER 2016: Joined hundreds in a mass protest against Southern at Victoria Station. More here.
SEPTEMBER 2016: Successfully got Southern to fix the tunnel at Carshalton Station.
JULY 2016: Hosted a public meeting with a Southern representative in Carshalton attended by over 100 people.
JULY 2016: Launched petition to "Sack Southern". You can sign the petition here.
JUNE 2016: Urged the Rail Minister to Sack Southern.
MARCH 2016: Questioned the Rail Minister on Train Passenger Service Performance.
FEBRUARY 2016: Secured a debate in Parliament on Southern Rail and Thameslink.
FEBRUARY 2016: Made the case for a fairer compensation scheme for rail passengers. More here.
JANUARY 2016: Presented my Annual Rail Survey to Southern and Thameslink.
JANUARY 2016: Calling for a fairer “Delay Repay” compensation scheme for rail passengers which would see rail compensation thresholds for commuters halved. More here.
JANUARY 2016: Questioned the Rail Minister on terminating Southern, Thameslink and GTR contract early.
OCTOBER 2015: Presented a 500+ strong petition & lobbied TfL against re-routing of 463 bus service. More here.
JUNE 2015: Succeeded in making sure rail bosses received no bonus last year. More here.
DECEMBER 2014: Succeeded in securing funding to make Carshalton station fully accessible for all. More here.
OCTOBER 2014: Public rail meeting in Wallington with Southern and Thameslink bosses. More here.
APRIL 2014: Meeting and lobbying TfL to reinstate a full night bus service in Sutton. More here.
JANUARY 2014: Organised Sutton's first Cycle Summit to promote and facilitate safer cycling in Sutton. More here.
SEPTEMBER 2013: Succeeded in partially reintroducing the night bus. More here.
JULY 2013: Lobbied TfL and Mayor making the case for bringing the Tram to Sutton. More here.
JANUARY 2013: Saved Thameslink services, ensuring train services run through central London. More here.