Carshalton and Wallington MP appointed as Brexit spokesperson

Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake has been named as his party’s spokesperson for Exiting the European Union and International Trade.

Mr Brake, who has represented his constituency of Carshalton and Wallington since 1997, was appointed by new party leader Vince Cable.

Mr Cable was named leader of the Liberal Democrats in July after Tim Farron’s resignation following this year’s election.

In a statement announcing his new team, Mr Cable said: “The team includes notable strength in depth on the economy, foreign affairs and local government at a time when the impact of Brexit, social inequality and lack of investment is fostering tensions in these areas.

“I am fortunate to lead such a great, gender-balanced team, which is comprised of the most talented and promising politicians in the House of Commons and battle-hardened, experienced campaigners.”

In his first term in Parliament he was the Liberal Democrats Environment Spokesman. During his 20-year Parliamentary career, Mr Brake has served as Environment Spokesman Shadow Transport Minister, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport and Shadow Minister for the Home Office. In September 2012, Mr Brake was promoted to the position of Deputy Leader of the House of Commons.


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