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 reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT 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
Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees 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
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department issues guidance to local planning authorities on the weight to place on (a) individual public responses and (b) overall local public opinion when processing planning applications.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on the UK's membership of the International Labour Organisation.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether any mechanism is in place for communities to prevent previously refused planning applications being repeatedly re-submitted in a slightly different form.
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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
- Innovation and Skills
- Work and Pensions
- Communities and Local Government
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Departmental Manpower
- Departmental Responsibilities
- Offshore Industry
- Departmental Offices
Currently held offices
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Sep 2015)
- Chair, Finance Committee (since 21 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 19 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 108 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 WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 65.75% 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.
- 125 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: 28 Sep 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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