Tom Brake MP for Carshalton and Wallington starts wearing purple to raise epilepsy awareness

Mr Brake in the Commons wearing his purple tie

Mr Brake in the Commons wearing his purple tie

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Tom Brake MP has swapped his usual yellow for a more striking shade of purple to raise awareness of epilepsy.

The Carshalton and Wallington MP marked Purple Day - an international day for raising awareness of the condition - by donning a purple tie when he took to the dispatch box in front of other MPs in the House of Commons on Wednesday, March 26.

Mr Brake said: "I am proud to raise awareness of such a life-altering condition.

"Stress, tiredness and missing meals are everyday issues for many of us but with no real consequences.

"For people subject to epilepsy, these could trigger severe seizures."


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3:47pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Hugh Dunnit says...

well that did the trick.
well that did the trick. Hugh Dunnit
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7:00pm Fri 4 Apr 14

MaryKellard says...

At least TOM BRAKE did something to raise awareness for epilepsy awareness so good on him. Mary
At least TOM BRAKE did something to raise awareness for epilepsy awareness so good on him. Mary MaryKellard
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