Local MP raises Save St Helier during Parliament’s last day before Easter recess

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington used his time at the dispatch box to raise the Save St Helier campaign with his fellow Members of Parliament.

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Opinion: Lib Dem tax cut helping thousands of local residents

Employment is rising, unemployment is falling, inflation is below target and growth is re-established.  There is still more to do to fully repair the economy and make sure this recovery keeps going, but our long term economic plan is working.

It’s vital that everyone can share in the economic benefits of the recovery.  Back in 2010, when I sought your vote to be the Member of Parliament for Carshalton and Wallington, I made a commitment to deliver income tax cuts of £700 for working people.

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Sutton residents urged to take on the Big Six

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Carshalton and Wallington MP, Tom Brake urged local residents to sign up to the ThisIsTheBigDeal.com campaign to beat the Big Six energy companies and save hundreds of pounds on their energy bills.

Mr. Brake has himself signed up to the deal because the more people that get involved the more money that can be saved for everyone.

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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

 

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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

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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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