Gordon Brown

The Prime Minister
The Chancellor of the Exchequer

Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath Labour

A selection of Gordon Brown's votes

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  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate 26 Mar 2015

    I wish to start by thanking all those who have helped me during my time as a Member of Parliament. I thank you, Mr Speaker, for your stewardship of this House, your dedication to our parliamentary democracy and your unfailing courtesy to all sides, even when provoked. It is customary, of course, for the new Speaker to give up his previous party when he becomes Speaker. You, of course, had...
  • Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate 26 Mar 2015

    I have spoken today about what endures beyond anyone’s time in office and I want to leave here as I came here, with an unquenchable faith in the future—the future of a country that we can build and share together, a future in which we help shape the world beyond our shores, and a future in which we always demand the best of ourselves. That is a future worth fighting for.
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Sudan 25 Mar 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to leaders in South Sudan on the recent abduction of children from a school in Malakal.

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Former Labour MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

Also represented Dunfermline East

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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Radioactive Waste: Fife
  • Sovereignty: Scotland
  • Radioactive Waste: Dalgety Bay
  • Dalgety Bay
  • Military Bases: Radioactive Waste

Other offices held in the past

  • The Prime Minister (28 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Leader of the Labour Party (24 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Chancellor of the Exchequer (2 May 1997 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (10 Apr 1992 to 1 May 1997)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jan 1989 to 9 Apr 1992)
  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (12 Jun 1987 to 1 Jan 1989)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jun 1985 to 1 Jun 1987)
  • Member, Standing Orders Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 15 May 1987)
  • Member, Employment Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 26 Feb 1986)

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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 5 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 12.27% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 762 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 241 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2345 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments as Distinguished Global Leader in Residence at New York University: Campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi and Florence. Hours: ongoing commitment.
Address: 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012:
Accommodation paid for me and my staff in New York; value £1,313.65 (Registered 23 April 2014)
Flights, transport and accommodation paid for me and my staff in Bonn; value £2,576.41. (Registered 11 July 2014)
Accommodation paid for me and my staff in Abu Dhabi; value £835.63. (Registered 22 July 2014)
Payment of £124,237 for travel, staff and research fund. (Registered 14 October 2014)
Accommodation paid for me and my staff in New York; value £5,246.29. (Registered 17 November 2014)
Flights and accommodation paid for me and my staff in Abu Dhabi; value £11,838.15.  (Registered 5 December 2014)
I am not receiving any money from this role personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Payments as Chairman of the World Economic Forum Policy Coordination Group. Address: Route de la Capite 91-93, 1223 Cologny/Geneva:
Payment for staff and research of £41,180.73 as Chairman of the World Economic Forum Policy Coordination Group. (Registered 23 April 2014)
Airfare and accommodation in Abuja, Nigeria also paid for me and my staff; £30,226.25. (Registered 11 June 2014)
Payment for staff and research of £40,650.41 as Chairman of the World Economic Forum Policy Coordination Group. (Registered 11 July 2014)
Payment for staff and research of £40,351.22 as Chairman of the World Economic Forum Policy Coordination Group. (Registered 14 October 2014) 
Payment for staff and research of £40,076.95 as Chairman of the World Economic Forum Policy Coordination Group. (Registered 17 November 2014)
Airfare and accommodation in Istanbul, Turkey also paid for me and my staff; £3,461.73. (Registered 17 November)
Airfare and accommodation in Washington, USA also paid for me and my staff; £12,624.29. (Registered 17 November)
Airfare and accommodation in Dubai, UAE also paid for me and my staff; £9,635.06. (Registered 5 December 2014)
Payment for staff and research of £43,856.57 as Chairman of the World Economic Forum Global Strategic Infrastructure Initiative. (Registered 20 March 2015)
Airfare and accommodation in Davos, Switzerland also paid for me and my staff; £5,466.09. (Registered 20 March 2015)
I am not receiving any money from this role personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Delivery advance of £22,500 from Simon and Schuster UK Ltd, for book to be published in June 2014. Address: 222 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB. Hours: impossible to quantify. (Registered 11 June 2014)
Publication advance of £45,000 from Simon and Schuster UK Ltd. Address: 222 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB. Hours: impossible to quantify. (Registered 11 July 2014)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education. Address: UN Headquarters, New York, NY 10017. Ongoing commitment. (Registered 18 July 2012):
Flight costs and transport paid for me and my staff, value £16,805, by Thisday Media Group & Arise TV Networks, 35 Creek Road, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria for meetings with Nigerian President in Paris. (Registered 11 June 2014)
Flight costs paid for me and my staff by UNESCO; value, £13,103 to Kinshasa for meetings with the DRC President, Prime Minister and Education Minister. (Registered 20 March 2015)
I am not receiving any money from this role personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Payment of £47,087.84 for speech to The Richmond Forum in Richmond, Virginia, USA. Address: 6968 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA 23225. Hours: 3.5 hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff; value £22,237.79. (Registered 23 April 2014)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Payment of £45,039.06 for speech to Connexall in Ponta Delagado, S. Miguel, Portugal 9560-260. Address: 5540 Central Avenue, Suite 220, Boulder, CO 80301, USA. Hours: 2 hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff; value £7,298.86. (Registered 23 April 2014)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Flights and accommodation paid for me and my staff, value £8,820.87 to attend Education Conference in Oslo, Norway. Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 7 Juni-plassen, Victoria Terrasse, PB 8114 Dep. N-0032 Oslo, Norway. Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 11 June 2014)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Payment of £46,155.72 for speech to The Association for Advanced Life Underwriting in Washington D.C., USA. Address: 11921 Freedom Drive, Suite 1100, Reston, VA 20190, USA. Hours: 1.45 hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff; value £24,555.14. (Registered 11 June 2014)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Payment of £46,512.74 for speech to The American University in Dubai, UAE. Address:  The American University, Sh. Zayed Road, PO Box 28282 Dubai, UAE. Hours: 5 hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff; value £32,256.46. (Registered 11 June 2014)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Flights and transport paid for me and my staff, value £2,426, to speak at the International Trade Union Confederation World Congress 2014 in Berlin. Address: Head Office, 1210 Brussels, Germany. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 July 2014)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Accommodation and transport paid for me and my staff, value £1,403.90, to speak at the Global Partnership for Education Replenishment Conference in Brussels. Address: 1818 H Street, NW, P 6-600 Washington DC 20433. Hours: 1.5hrs. (Registered 11 July 2014)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Flights, accommodation and transport paid for me and my staff, value £2,584.83, to speak at a Novamedia dinner in Amsterdam. Address: Novamedia B.V., van Eeghenstraat 93-95, 1071 EX Amsterdam. Hours: 1hr. (Registered 14 October 2014)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Payment of £61,732.83 for speech to The First Dameisha China Innovation Forum in Dameisha, China. Address: KOK Associates F/S/T Shenzhen Modern Institute of Innovation and Development Suite 2410, China Tower 2, No 1 Jianguomenwai Av., Beijing, Chaoyang District 100004. Hours: 2.5hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff; value £40,138.75. (Registered 17 November 2014; updated 5 December 2014)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Payment of £49,001 for speech to EF Education First Ltd in Boston, MA, USA. Address: EF Education First Ltd, Haldenstrasse 4, Lucern, 6006. Hours: 3hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff; value £34,868.36. (Registered 20 March 2015)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
7. Overseas benefits and gifts
See also my entries under Category 2.
9. Shareholdings
(a) Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown Ltd; company set up to provide administrative support for Mr and Mrs Brown in their ongoing activities.
11. Miscellaneous
Co-convenor of the Global Campaign for Education high level panel. Unpaid role: research and back-up support provided via members of the GCE Coalition.

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