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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Winning inventor sees idea come to life in Parliament.

Schoolgirl turned inventor, Danielle Miller, 13, saw her invention come to life during an awards ceremony in Parliament.


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Big funding boost for Sutton’s Schools

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake welcomed news of a proposed 6.4% rise - just under £8 million - in funding for Sutton schools.

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Local students shadow MP for International Women’s Day


St Philomena’s sixth former Miriam David, 17, shadowed Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake to celebrate International Women’s Day.

MPs were encouraged to invite a local female student to shadow them for the day in Parliament on 6th March 2014. Hoping to inspire young women from all walks of life, the day aimed to provide the perfect opportunity for a young woman to experience political life and see how Parliament works.


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Tom Brake MP praises Wallington support of British Heart Foundation

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake acknowledged the “incredible” work of staff and volunteers at both the British Heart Foundation (BHF) shop and Furniture & Electrical store on Woodcote Road in Wallington.

Mr. Brake visited the shops on 1 March 2014 to see their great work first-hand. After donating his own bag of goods, he was given guided tours of the shops.


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Local schoolboys seek MP advice

Four schoolboys from Carshalton Boys Sports College met up with Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake for advice on their campaign to lower the voting age to 16.

Sean Goulding, 15, Nathan Coe, 15, Mark Duggan, 14 and Andrew Boakes, 14 started their campaign, Team 16, as part of their citizenship coursework. The campaign became very important to the teenagers and soon developed into much more than just a school project.


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MP Tom Brake goes bananas for Fairtrade

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake celebrated 20 years of Fairtrade by kicking off Fairtrade Fortnight with Foncho a Colombian Banana producer at the Houses of Parliament.


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Tom Brake MP: new apprentices give a £1.8m boost to businesses in Carshalton and Wallington

Tom Brake MP is calling for more local businesses to take on an apprentice, after new research revealed the extent of the benefits involved.

Every time a local company hires an apprentice, their bottom line gets an average boost of £2,621. This happens immediately, while the apprentice is being trained, and represents the benefit after typical wage and training costs for London are deducted.

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MP gets a lesson on the environment from local pupils

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington was given a lesson on the environment to kick off Climate Week at St Mary’s Catholic Junior School.

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MP Tom Brake signs MND Charter

key_MND.pngCarshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake has signed the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association’s Charter in recognition of the rights and priorities of people living with MND and their carers.

MND kills five people every day, with half of people dying within 14 months of diagnosis. This terminal disease can affect any adult at any age. There is no known cure.

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