Who Can I Vote For?


Local by-elections: we anticipate most elections will continue as planned.

May 2020 scheduled elections: The Government have announced they plan to postpone the election in May until 2021. We will update ths information on this site once the postponement has become law.

You should contact your council for more information

Tom Brake

profile photo of Tom Brake

Tom Brake was the Liberal Democrats candidate in Carshalton and Wallington in the UK Parliament elections . They got 20,193 votes. Our volunteers have been adding information on Tom Brake - here's everything we know so far!

Contact information

Personal profile: https://www.facebook.com/tbrake
Public page: https://www.facebook.com/brake
Home page
The party's candidate page for this person

Party manifesto

Tom Brake was the Liberal Democrats candidate. Find out more about their policies in the Liberal Democrats manifesto.

Statement to voters

Tom was born in Leicestershire and from the age of eight, lived with his family in France, attending the Lycee International. Upon returning to England, Tom attended Imperial College, London where he gained a BSc (Hons) degree in Physics.

Tom was actively involved in human rights issues as a student. In 1988 he became a Liberal Democrat Councillor in the London Borough of Hackney before moving to Carshalton in 1990. Tom was elected as a Sutton Councillor in 1994.

As an MP, Tom has led the ‘Save our St Helier’ campaign. So far he has raised over 12,000 signatures on his petition to prevent the closure of the Maternity Unit and A&E service at St Helier. He has also announced that 460 of the poorest two-year-olds in Sutton would benefit from 15 hours free childcare a week. This was an additional investment of nearly £1.5m for the Sutton area.

This statement was added by Tom Brake, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.


Thomas Anthony Brake is a British Liberal Democrat politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Carshalton and Wallington in London from 1997 to 2019.

Read more on Wikipedia

Record in office

See this candidate's record on TheyWorkForYou - their speeches, voting history and more.

Latest tweets

Biographical summary

Born: 1962-05-06
School: Lycée International School
Undergraduate degree: Physics, Imperial College London
Previous job: Computer software consultant / Councillor

Data supplied by Nesta. Something wrong? Let us know.

Local hustings

You can meet candidates and question them at local hustings. Here are hustings where Tom Brake may be appearing.

(Past event) Thursday 28 November 2019 20:00: Hustings, All Saints Church Carshalton SM5 3PD.

Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2019: The UK Parliament elections, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Carshalton and Wallington
  • 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Carshalton and Wallington
  • 2015: The 2015 General Election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Carshalton and Wallington
  • 2010: The UK Parliament elections, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Carshalton and Wallington

That's all we know! Will you help us find more about this candidate?

Our volunteers have been working hard to add information on as many candidates as possible, but they need help.

If you can add information that should be on this page - such as Tom Brake's CV - please use our crowdsourcing website to add it.

Add or edit details »

All elections where you live

Enter your postcode to get information about elections, your candidates and where to vote.

Did you find what you were looking for?

Can you tell us anything more?