CoderDojo sets up in Parliament

MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake joined coders at a CoderDojo in Westminster and met keen games coders from Carshalton College as well as CoderDojo co-founder Bill Liao.


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MP wears it purple for epilepsy awareness

On Wednesday 26th March 2014, Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake swapped his yellow for purple to celebrate Purple Day – an international day raising awareness for epilepsy.


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Carshalton and Wallington MP scores big for Cricket for Change



Local MP Tom Brake scored a healthy £1,600 in donations for Wallington based charity Cricket for Change.

Over recent months, Mr. Brake put together events to conjure up vital funds for the charity. These included an auction with top flight cricket clubs donating equipment to auction off raising £400 as well as a comedy night with comedians generously donating their time and talent for the worthy cause.


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MP Brake calls for increased diabetes vigilance

On Wednesday 26th March he had a diabetes test and met with healthcare professionals at the special event in Westminster to find out more about the disease.

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, joined volunteers from the International Diabetes Federation and staff from Novo Nordisk and Roche, leaders in diabetes care, to raise awareness of the increasing prevalence of diabetes in the UK.


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Carshalton teenagers seek campaign advice

Four pupils from Carshalton High School for Girls received some top tips about campaigning from their local MP Tom Brake after seeking advice on their campaign around failing child welfare services.

At just 15 years of age, Alriatu Bah, Taila Hawley, Michelle Oppong-Baah and Lavanya Subramaniam have kick started their own campaign called 'Failing Systems' to raise awareness of the number of children who have died due to poor child welfare services 



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MP's Mad Dash for Sport Relief


Carshalton and Wallington MP, Tom Brake pushed himself to the limit by completing a 6 mile dash for Sport Relief.

The Sport Relief Games were held nationwide on Sunday 23rd March and as part of this, the David Weir Leisure Centre held its own Mad Dash on its outdoor track. On a day that delivered weather from all four seasons, people of all ages turned up to take part. Participants were able to run 1 mile (4 laps), 3 miles (12 laps) or 6 miles (24 laps).


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Opinion: Helping to build a stronger economy and a fairer society

I am proud that this week's Budget will greatly benefit tens of thousands of ordinary working residents and parents of our borough.

At the last election the Liberal Democrats' top priority was to give low and middle earners a £700 tax cut. And we've delivered. From this April, for the first time ever, nobody will pay income tax on the first £10,000 they earn. This is helping 87,100 people in Sutton.

As the economy continues to recover, I think it's important that we make sure everyone can share in the economic benefits. That's why in addition to a 3% rise in the adult minimum wage in October of this year, from April 2015, we'll increase the personal allowance again, putting another £100 back in people's pockets. This means the total Lib Dem tax cut will be worth £800 a year.

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Local MP wishes upon a star for Earth Hour 2014

Carshalton and Wallington MP, Tom Brake has made a special pledge to switch to low energy light bulbs ahead of this year's Earth Hour. Mr Brake was one of many joining WWF in London to make their 'starry' themed wishes, ahead of the global lights out event, due to take place onSaturday 29th March at 8:30pm.

MPs were inspired to celebrate Earth Hour as a reminder to do their bit for the planet and advocate within their constituencies for the importance of building a sustainable future for both people and the planet.


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£800 tax cut for 39,700 people in Carshalton and Wallington

An £800 income tax cut for people in Carshalton and Wallington is the real budget boost, Liberal Democrat Tom Brake MP said today following the budget announcement.

The budget revealed plans to increase the personal allowance to £10,500 from April 2015 and put an extra £100 back in taxpayers' pockets.

Lib Dems have already delivered on a £700 tax cut for low to middle earners, but today's news goes even further for hardworking people.


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Local apprentice meets PM

key_Apprentice.pngLocal MP Tom Brake’s apprentice, Callum Morton, recently met Prime Minister David Cameron to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week.

As his one year anniversary as Tom’s apprentice approaches, Callum, 21, was invited to speak with the PM to discuss the benefits and challenges of apprenticeships. Currently a level 3 advanced apprentice, the Sutton resident spoke particularly about the skills and experience he had gained so far.

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