Stop Period Poverty Now!

The call to end period poverty has been reignited after reports that a student at the University of the West of England spent her entire student loan on sanitary products to distribute to poorer students.


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Brake joins first ever permanent cross-party network in UK Parliament

Tom Brake MP has joined 50 Members of Parliament from seven political parties to establish a groundbreaking network for cross-party campaigning in Westminster.


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Universal Credit Forces Sutton Claimants to Turn to Food Banks

The Trussell Trust, the UK's major food bank charity, released its end of year stats this week showing that half of food bank referrals associated with a delay in benefits, were linked to Universal Credit.


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No Room for No-Fault Evictions

Renters across the UK are celebrating an extraordinary victory after the Government finally announced they would scrap “no-fault evictions,” giving tenants peace of mind and a sense of security in their homes.


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Home Office Leaks EU Citizens’ Data

EU foreign nationals seeking settled status to guarantee their rights in the UK post-Brexit have been driven to anxiety and despair after months of Home Office technical errors left them unable to secure their long-term rights to healthcare, education and welfare. Then, as the cherry on the cake, the Home Office leaked their personal emails.


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DWP Neglects Evidence of Flaws in Universal Credit

Cross-party MPs are furious about being treated “like dirt” by the Department for Work and Pensions after demanding answers on childcare concerns. 


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Childhood Obesity Stats Demand Attention and Response

The Liberal Democrats have urged Conservative Ministers to invest in local services to tackle childhood obesity following official figures revealing that 18.6% of children aged 10-11 across Sutton are obese.


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Lib Dems Prioritise Mental Health in Schools

The Liberal Democrat lead on Mental Health, Baroness Claire Tyler, and several party leaders have written to the Chief Inspector of Ofsted in regards to the new inadequate draft Ofsted framework.


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Brake Backs Children’s Mental Health Bootcamp

Local MP Tom Brake met with the directors of the Bootcamp Squad to discuss their mental health bootcamp, the Butterfly Programme, and how to increase its reach in the UK.


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Brake - Ban on Plastic Waste Exports Long Overdue

Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake is spear-heading a cross-party initiative to secure an export ban on plastic waste.


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