A quarter of children live in poverty in Carshalton and Wallington

Figures released in January by the End Child Poverty Coalition have shown that one child out of every four in Carshalton and Wallington is living in poverty.


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Campaign success: Hackbridge to get more trains!

Following a successful campaign backed by local residents, Tom Brake MP and local Lib Dem Councillors, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) have announced that from May 2018 there will be more trains stopping at Hackbridge station.


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Is there a rocket scientist in our midst? - Brake

Hoping to usher in the next generation of rocket scientists, Tom Brake MP is encouraging Carshalton and Wallington schools to compete in the UK’s largest youth model rocket competition, the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKRoC), this April.


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Stampede to sign Sutton petition against Police merger

Over 1,000 people have signed Sutton Lib Dems’ petition to “Save Sutton’s Police” in the 24 hours since it was launched.


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Funding opportunity could provide up to £20,000 for local charity group

Tom Brake is asking community groups and local charities across Carshalton and Wallington to apply for possible grants of between £500 and £20,000 raised by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.


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Vince Cable visits Sutton’s world class Institute of Cancer Research

Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable, along with the leader of Sutton Council Ruth Dombey, Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake and lead Councillor on Economy and Business, Jayne McCoy visited Sutton’s world-class Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) on Thursday.



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Brake condemns Minister for refusing to give passengers a one-month rail refund

In response to a recent parliamentary question by Tom Brake MP, the Government has refused to give passengers a one-month rail refund for appalling rail services in 2017.


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Tom Brake MP commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day in Carshalton and Westminster

Tom Brake MP commemorated the annual Holocaust Memorial Day this year by signing the Book of Commitment in Parliament and attending a ceremony at Stanley Park School on Friday 26th January.


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Brexit raises many questions for Sutton’s EU citizens

On the 19th January, Tom Brake MP held a meeting, at Wentworth Hall, attended by over 50 EU citizens living in Carshalton & Wallington.


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329 ambulance delays in the area so far this winter

329 patients in Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS trust have faced waits of half an hour or more in ambulances outside A&E so far this winter, Liberal Democrat analysis has revealed. Of these, 82 faced waits of over an hour. During that period, a total of 4,038 ambulances arrived at Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals. 


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