Nick Brown

MP, Newcastle upon Tyne East

Newcastle upon Tyne East Labour

Nick Brown’s voting in Parliament

Nick Brown is a Labour MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Nick Brown’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Nick Brown’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Nick Brown’s full vote analysis page for more.

Nick Brown occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • [Andrew Percy in the Chair] — backbench business — North-East Devolution 26 Nov 2015

    This has been a good debate. We have explored the context and the detail of this devolution deal far more thoroughly than we are usually able to do in the House. I am particularly grateful to my hon. Friends the Members for North Durham (Mr Jones) and for Croydon North (Mr Reed)—you will notice that they both represent the north, Mr Percy—for their contributions. I thank my hon....
  • [Andrew Percy in the Chair] — backbench business — North-East Devolution 26 Nov 2015

    Just on the narrow point of the performance of the north-east local enterprise partnership, is the Minister wholly satisfied with the progress it has made so far and how it has been conducting itself?
  • [Andrew Percy in the Chair] — backbench business — North-East Devolution 26 Nov 2015

    I wholly agree with what the Minister says about Nissan and Hitachi; they are very welcome corporate citizens in the region. He is right to give credit for the original Nissan investment to the Government led by Mrs Thatcher, but does he recognise that those great achievements of the private sector working with the Government to invest in the region and create stable and enduring jobs...

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Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne East

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

Also represented Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Work and Pensions
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Departmental Manpower
  • Departmental Responsibilities
  • Pay
  • Offshore Industry
  • Departmental Offices

Currently held offices

  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 10 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (since 4 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Sep 2015)
  • Chair, Finance Committee (since 21 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Members Estimate Committee (since 9 Jul 2015)
  • Member, House of Commons Commission (since 9 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 21 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee) (18 Jul 2011 to 13 Dec 2011)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (23 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary and Chief Whip (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (3 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Administration Committee (12 Jul 2007 to 27 Oct 2008)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (4 Jul 2007 to 8 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (North East) (29 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Treasurer of Her Majesty's Household (28 Jun 2007 to 3 Oct 2008)
  • Minister (Department for Work and Pensions) (Work) (8 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (27 Jul 1998 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) (3 May 1997 to 26 Jul 1998)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (16 Apr 1996 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons) (1 Jan 1995 to 1 Jan 1997)
  • Member, Broadcasting Committee (1 Jun 1994 to 1 Jun 1995)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jan 1994 to 1 Jan 1995)
  • Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (1 Jan 1992 to 1 Jan 1994)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jan 1988 to 1 Jan 1994)
  • Shadow Solicitor General (1 Jan 1985 to 1 Jan 1992)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (16 Feb 1984 to 16 Mar 1992)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 115 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 64.39% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 122 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Nick Brown’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 952 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: 1 Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 1YE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Date received: 28 April 2015

Date accepted: 28 April 2015

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 05 June 2015)

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