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 removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
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Gordon Brown never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Uk Government: Scotland 16 Oct 2014

    I have a petition to present to the House—signed by 120,000 people in Scotland, yes voters and no voters in the referendum alike—which shows that people are determined that the vow made by all the three main party leaders on the Tuesday before the referendum is kept. It was organised by 38 Degrees, whom I congratulate on its initiative. Its preamble regrets, and indeed opposes,...
  • Uk Government: Scotland 16 Oct 2014

    England makes up 84% of the Union. Scotland makes up 8%, Wales 5% and Northern Ireland 3%. When that is translated into Members of Parliament, the 533 English Members can outvote the 117 parliamentarians from the rest of the UK at any time and routinely if they choose. The English predominance is so great that every generation has had to balance the power of the majority to impose its will...
  • Uk Government: Scotland 16 Oct 2014

    I should not have given way to the hon. Gentleman as he has not read what the Prime Minister and the leader of the Liberal Democrats said, as well as the leader of the Labour party. It was not me who committed us to the Barnett formula; it was them. The Barnett formula exists to allocate resources according to need across the whole United Kingdom. Let us be clear—this is the issue at...

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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 7 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 12.54% 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") 2338 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 24 Nov 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 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)
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 £41,393.47 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)
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)
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)
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 £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.
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. (Registered 17 November 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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