MP Tom Brake challenges children in a Christmas card competition

Local MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, is once again searching for talented young artists in his constituency to design his annual Christmas card.

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27,233 to get pensions rise thanks to Liberal Democrats

The basic state pension will rise by at least £2.85 a week next year, thanks to the Liberal Democrats triple lock. It means 27,333 pensioners in Sutton will benefit from an increase in their pension.

 

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Ending the "game of chance" bus service

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, met with Guide Dogs at the Liberal Democrat Conference to learn about their Talking Buses campaign.

 

 

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Tom Brake MP is hosting a Disability Confident Jobs Event

On Friday, 28 November, Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, will be hosting a Disability Confident Jobs Event at the St. Michael's Centre on Milton Road in Wallington from 11:00am-2:30pm.Key_disability_confident.jpg

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Winners of Tom Brake MP’s Annual Independent Business Competition Confirmed

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On Friday, Tom Brake MP made the rounds in Carshalton and Wallington, visiting this year’s winners of his annual Independent Business Competition.

This year, there were winners in several different categories. Frank Di Lusso hairdressers won ‘Best Independent Shop,’ while Roast & Ground secured the title for ‘Best Café or Restaurant.’ The Sun won ‘Best Pub’ and this year’s ‘Overall Best Independent Business’ is the Sassis Coffee Shop.

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Aspiring to support those with a spinal cord injury

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, met with Aspire this week. Aspire is a charity which supports people living with a spinal cord injury so that they can lead fulfilled and independent lives.

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Your chance to quiz rail bosses

Sutton residents will have their chance to quiz rail bosses about local train services on Thursday 23rd October at a public meeting in Wallington.

 

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MP supports Macmillan Coffee Mornings

Last week, hundreds of Sutton residents took to their kitchens to bake up a storm to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support at the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which saw over 200,000 events held around the UK.

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Local MP investigates help available to Sutton Job-Seekers on the work programme

An estimated 30% of Sutton residents are currently enrolled on the Work Programme, which is delivered by A4e, a leading public service provider. Last week, Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington visited the organisation and spent time talking to local job seekers about the support they are getting to find jobs and stay in work.

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Beddington Park Heritage Lottery Fund Celebratory Event

In July, The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund announced £34.5 million of investment in 13 parks across the UK. One of the parks chosen, was Sutton’s very own Beddington Park. This week, they are celebrating their successful bid for the first stage of the improvement scheme. 

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