MP Tom Brake takes Carshalton girls to Parliament

Sutton Guardian: Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake

Parliament opened its doors to a group of Carshalton sixth-formers as they toured the houses before meeting their MP, Tom Brake.

Seven girls from St Philomena’s lower-sixth visited the Palace of Westminster, attending a debate on cancer priorities, a workshop on parliamentary elections and a question-and-answer session with the member for Carshalton and Wallington on Thursday, February 13.

Mr Brake was unable to confirm whether the House of Lords reform would be part of the coalition’s programme this year, but said it was less important to him than protecting St Helier Hospital.

Asked for an update on the hospital, the Liberal Democrat said: “It’s like a roller-coaster. As we take two steps forward news from elsewhere sends us one step back. A solution needs to be found by our local GPs, which sadly will be a lengthy and costly process.”

Commending the students for their enthusiasm, he said he hoped to see some of them interning at his office in the summer.


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1:04pm Tue 25 Feb 14

AndyLikeGandhi says...

sorry, but this isn't news...
sorry, but this isn't news... AndyLikeGandhi

1:23pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Niki R says...

Agreed. MP does his job and gives constituents a tour is not news.
Agreed. MP does his job and gives constituents a tour is not news. Niki R

3:22pm Tue 25 Feb 14

AndyLikeGandhi says...

it just goes to show that they'll literally report on anything he does.
it just goes to show that they'll literally report on anything he does. AndyLikeGandhi

3:55pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Niki R says...

I look forward to the reports on his bowel movements in the run up to the General Election.
I look forward to the reports on his bowel movements in the run up to the General Election. Niki R

4:52pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Giles C says...

I took my dog to the park this morning..
Can i have the front page for that please?
I took my dog to the park this morning.. Can i have the front page for that please? Giles C

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