Brake: Dire NHS staff shortages continue to worsen under Tory plans

The latest figures on NHS vacancies reveal that there were 10,550 vacancies for nurses in the NHS in London in July to September 2019. This means that 15.3% of posts were unfilled, showing the NHS staff shortage crisis getting worse.


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Lib Dems Will Fund More Police Officers Across Carshalton & Wallington

The Liberal Democrats have announced their plans to fund at least 2 more police officers per ward across Carshalton & Wallington. This would provide more officers based in Roundshaw, St. Helier and Sutton Town Centre as sought after by Sutton's senior police officer. This increase would be part of an extra £1bn nationwide investment into community policing.


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Brake Visits Harris Academy- 1st Passivhaus Secondary School in the country!

This week, Tom visited Harris Academy in Sutton, the first Passivhaus energy efficient secondary school in the country. The groundbreaking school is a leader, not only in environmental friendliness and sustainability, but also science.


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Brake Joins Crowds to Celebrate the Opening of Cryer Arts Centre

Carshalton’s newest arts venue, the Cryer Arts Centre is now open, following extensive refurbishment work. Facilities include a theatre and performance space, together with a new bar/restaurant on the ground floor and potential retail units to the rear.


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Brake ‘Tackles’ Rugby with Local Club!

Tom Brake recently attended a training session with his local rugby team, Mitcham and Carshalton Rugby Club. He joined the players to observe the winning team’s warm-up and tackling routines.


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Brake ‘spruces’ up The Wrythe at tree-planting event

Tom Brake joined the Friends of The Wrythe (aka Wrythe Memorial Events), and local Councillors Sam Wetherlake and Nali Patel, for a tree-planting event in the area between West and North streets to replace and add to the trees in the area.


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Brake’s Christmas Card Competition Winner lights up community!

The winner of Tom Brake’s annual Christmas Card design competition helped kick off the festive season in Wallington on Friday, by illuminating the Old Town Hall’s Xmas tree and a string of seasonal Christmas lights.


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Lib Dems to scrap business rates to "breathe new life" into high streets in Carshalton and Wallington

The Liberal Democrats have announced plans to scrap business rates and replace them with a landowner levy, to "breathe new life" into local high streets.


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TfL Releasing the Brake for ‘Better Buses for Sutton’

Tom Brake and the local Lib Dems have been calling on Transport for London (TfL) to improve bus services in Sutton. Over the recent months, TfL have met the following demands:


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Brake: Lib Dems will freeze rail fare increases in Carshalton & Wallington, saving commuters thousands of pounds

The Liberal Democrats and Tom Brake have said the news that rail fares will rise by 2.7% in 2020 is a “kick in the teeth” for rail passengers in Carshalton and Wallington. The increase will leave commuters paying £49.14 more for an annual season ticket to central London.

Under Liberal Democrat plans, the 2.7% increase in 2020 would be cancelled and commuter rail fares would be frozen for the next five years.

These proposals would save people who commute from Carshalton & Wallington to London £798.28 over the next five years.


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