Gordon Brown

MP, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath Labour

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How Gordon Brown voted since 2001
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails

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Gordon Brown never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Defence: Radioactive Waste: Fife 15 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when he expects to publish the consultation document on remediation work at Dalgety Bay, Fife; (2) if he will allocate funding for the removal of radiation particles and the repair of the beach area at Dalgety Bay, Fife; (3) how long the period of consultation he proposes is for the review of remediation work at Dalgety Bay, Fife.
  • Nigeria (Abducted Girls) 2 Jul 2014

    I am grateful to you, Mr Speaker, for permitting me to raise the desperate and continuing plight of more than 200 Nigerian girls who were abducted from school on 14 April and have been held in captivity for the past 80 days, with no sign of their imminent release. These wholly innocent young girls—Lugwa Abuga, Rhoda John, Comfort Amos, Maryamu Yakubu and 200 others—are now...
  • Nigeria (Abducted Girls) 2 Jul 2014

    I am grateful for the support of the Churches in the hon. Gentleman’s constituency and elsewhere. Support from around the world is giving succour and confidence to the Nigerian people. I met schoolchildren who have been writing letters to the Nigerian President in support of Nigeria’s efforts to try to capture the terrorists and release the girls. He is absolutely right that there...

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Labour MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — 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

  • Prime Minister (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Prime Minister (28 Jun 2007 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Chancellor of the Exchequer, HM Treasury (2 May 1997 to 28 Jun 2007)

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  • Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 19 written questions in the last year — 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 12.35% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2324 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

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 Abu Dhabi; value £1,410.34 (Registered 9 April 2013; updated 17 June 2013; updated 3 July 2013)
Accommodation paid for me and my staff in New York; value £1,457.96 (Registered 17 June 2013)
Payment of £123,846.68 for travel, staff and research fund. (Registered 25 October 2013)
Accommodation paid for me and my staff in Shanghai; value £1,092.60. (Registered 25 October 2013)
Accommodation paid for me and my staff in New York; value £1,313.65 (Registered 23 April 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:
Airfare and accommodation in Geneva, Switzerland, also paid for me and my staff; £542.03. (Registered 17 June 2013)
Payment for staff and research of £83,351.33 as Chairman of the World Economic Forum Policy Coordination Group. (Registered 17 June 2013)
Airfare, transport and accommodation in Cape Town, South Africa, also paid for me and my staff; £18,904.95. (Registered 17 June 2013)
Payment for staff and research of £42,439.06, as Chairman of the World Economic Forum Policy Coordination Group. (Registered 25 October 2013)
Airfare, transport and accommodation in Dailian, China, also paid for me and my staff; £12,531.66. (Registered 25 October 2013)
Payment for staff and research of £41,393.47 as Chairman of the World Economic Forum Policy Coordination Group. (Registered 9 January 2014)
Airfare and accommodation in Davos, Switzerland, also paid for me and my staff; £9,104.68. (Registered 18 February 2014)
Payment for staff and research of £41,180.73 as Chairman of the World Economic Forum Policy Coordination Group. (Registered 23 April 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.
Signature advance of £22,500 from Simon and Schuster UK Ltd, for book to be published in 2012. Address: 222 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB. Hours: Nil at time of registration. (Registered 20 December 2011)
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 paid for me and my staff: value £2,653.19 by Econet Wireless International (Pty) Ltd, 3 Eaton Avenue, Johannesburg, 2191, South Africa, for meetings with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria. (Registered 25 October 2013)
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.
Flights, accommodation and transport paid for me and my staff; value £18.574.70, to attend and speak at the Educate a Child High Level Strategic Meeting to Accelerate Efforts to reach Out of School children in Doha, Qatar. Address of Qatar Foundation: PO Box 5825, Doha, Qatar. Hours: 2.5 hrs. (Registered 17 June 2013)
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 £17,526.40 to attend the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) 2013, Doha. Address: Qatar Foundation, PO Box 5825, Doha, Qatar. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 14 November 2013)
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 £13,077.70, to speak at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ 13th Doha Forum in Doha, Qatar. Address: Permanent Committee for Organising Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PO Box 24500, Doha, Qatar. Hours 1.5 hrs (Registered 17 June 2013)
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 £743.92, for speech to the Education International Executive Board in Brussels. Address: 5 Bd du Roi Albert 11,B-1210 Brussels. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 17 June 2013)
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, transport and registration fees paid for me and my staff; value £1,144.58, for speech and interviews at MIP TV Cannes. Address: Reed MIDEM Paris Headquarters, 27 Quai Alphonse Le Gallo CS10026, 92513 Boulogne Billancourt Cedax.
(Registered 17 June 2013)
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 £48,803.25 for speech to AlphaMetrix in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. Address: AlphaMetrix LLC, 515 Madison Avenue, Suite 14A, New York, NY 10022. Hours: 3 hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff; value £12,216.86. (Registered 25 October 2013)
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 £28,975.01 for speech to American Express Global Client Group in New York, USA. Address: Global Client Group, American Express, 4315 S 2700 E, MC: 02-01-70, Salt Lake City, UT 84121. Hours: 2 hrs. Flights and transport also paid for me and my staff; value £6,190.51. (Registered 25 October 2013)
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 £48,737.82 for speech to HSM Americas Inc in New York, USA. Address: 501 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor/Suite 1003, New York, NY 100022 USA. Hours: 2 hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff; value £22,019.78. (Registered 25 October 2013)
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 £64,965 for speech to COPARMEX in Acapulco, Mexico. Address: COPARMEX, Plaza del Marques de Salamanca 2, Madrid 28006. Hours: 1 hr. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff; value £19,486.83. (Registered 14 November 2013)
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 £14,242.49 to attend the 21st Century Council Meeting in Beijing, China. Address: Berggruen Institute on Governance, 100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1280, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 14 November 2013)
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 £48,554.37 for speech to CME Group in Naples, Florida, USA. Address: CME Group, 20 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606. Hours: 1.5 hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff; value £26,653.85. (Registered 9 January 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 £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.
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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