Tom Brake MP to speak at Euro Parking Forum

Mr Tom Brake MP the liberal democrat spokesman on traffic and transport will be spekaing at the Euro Parking Forum this coming November.
europarking2.jpgHe will highlight the vision of the party and explain the benefits of parking policy as seen by the lib democrats.

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About Tom Brake MP

brake2.jpgHe became politically involved in 1983 when he helped William Goodhart, the Alliance Candidate in the London constituency of North Kensington, in the 1983 General Election campaign. In 1988 he became a Liberal Democrat Councillor in the London Borough of Hackney where the Labour Party had nearly 90% of the seats.

Tom was elected a Sutton Councillor in 1994, consolidating the Liberal Democrats control of the council. He became a member of the Council's Policy and Resources Committee and Vice-Chair of the Policy Sub-Committee.

He stood as the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Carshalton and Wallington in 1992 when he reduced the Tory MP's majority by nearly 4,500 votes; and won the seat in 1997, overturning nearly a 10,000 majority. He was re-elected in 2001 with a majority of around 4,500.

In his first term in Parliament he was the Liberal Democrats Environment Spokesman. His interest in environmental issues began after University when he became a member of a local Greenpeace group, and then developed when he became joint lead member on the environment on Hackney Council.

After the General Election in 2001, Tom was appointed a Shadow Transport Minister in the Liberal Democrats Transport Team.

In October 2003 he was promoted and appointed to the Liberal Democrats' Shadow Cabinet. He is now the Party's International Development Spokesman.

He served on the Transport Select Committee until November 2003. He is the Chairman of the National Council for Civil Protection, the Parliamentary Sponsor of the Air Safety Group and a member of the Franco-British Parliamentary Relations Group.
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