Gordon Brown

Former MP, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath Labour

European Union Integration

There have been votes in Parliament on the degree of the UK's integration with the European Union. Specific matters voted on include the UK's opt out from the European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures and the establishment of a European Union External Action Service.

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Gordon Brown voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about more EU integration:

  • On 16 May 2006: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — Disapplication of European Communities Act 1972 — rejected Show full debate
  • On 26 Oct 2006: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on European Union — A Citizens' Agenda Show full debate
  • On 29 Nov 2006: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on European Community Documents — European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, and Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme Show full debate
  • On 19 Nov 2007: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on European Communities (Finance) Bill — Second Reading Show full debate
  • On 12 Dec 2007: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on European Community Documents — Funding of European political parties Show full debate
  • On 21 Jan 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Second Reading Show full debate
  • On 28 Jan 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Amendment to proposed Commons timetable for debate — rejected Show full debate
  • On 28 Jan 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Commons timetable for debate Show full debate
  • On 29 Jan 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in terms of justice and home affairs — rejected Show full debate
  • On 29 Jan 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Court of Justice's regulations on police and justice matters — rejected Show full debate
  • On 29 Jan 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union's measures on judicial cooperation in criminal matters — rejected Show full debate
  • On 30 Jan 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy — rejected Show full debate
  • On 30 Jan 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy Show full debate
  • On 30 Jan 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude energy from being a shared policy area in the European Union — rejected Show full debate
  • On 5 Feb 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights — rejected Show full debate
  • On 5 Feb 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights Show full debate
  • On 5 Feb 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude human rights from the policy area of the European Union — rejected Show full debate
  • On 6 Feb 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the single market — rejected Show full debate
  • On 6 Feb 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the single market Show full debate
  • On 6 Feb 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Prevent competition rules from becoming an exclusive policy area of the European Union — rejected Show full debate
  • On 20 Feb 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to foreign affairs — rejected Show full debate
  • On 20 Feb 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to foreign affairs Show full debate
  • On 20 Feb 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Remove foreign policy role of the President of the European Council — rejected Show full debate
  • On 25 Feb 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to international development — rejected Show full debate
  • On 25 Feb 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to international development Show full debate
  • On 26 Feb 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the European Union's institutions — rejected Show full debate
  • On 26 Feb 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the European Union's institutions Show full debate
  • On 26 Feb 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union from regulating the conservation of marine biological resources — rejected Show full debate
  • On 27 Feb 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to climate change — rejected Show full debate
  • On 27 Feb 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to climate change Show full debate
  • On 27 Feb 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Enshrine the Lisbon Treaty into UK law Show full debate
  • On 3 Mar 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Accept the changes of terminology in the Lisbon Treaty Show full debate
  • On 3 Mar 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Increase of powers of European Parliament Show full debate
  • On 4 Mar 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Parliamentary control of decisions made at the European Union level — rejected Show full debate
  • On 4 Mar 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'parliamentary control of decisions' to remain in the Bill Show full debate
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Gordon Brown voted against enabling a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union.
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Gordon Brown voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'Commencement' of the Bill should remain in the Bill
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Gordon Brown voted no on Lisbon Treaty — The Treaty does not affect the supremacy of the UK parliament — rejected
  • On 11 Mar 2008: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Third Reading Show full debate
  • On 10 Mar 2009: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Motion to reject the European Working Time Directive — rejected Show full debate
  • On 11 Mar 2009: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Deferred Divisions — second strategic energy review and european energy networks Show full debate
  • On 17 Mar 2009: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009 — Retention of Communications Data by Communications Providers Show full debate
  • On 14 Jul 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on European Union External Action Service Show full debate
  • On 10 Nov 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on European Union Economic Governance Show full debate
  • On 14 Dec 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on European Union Documents- Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions and Remuneration Policies Show full debate
  • On 25 Jan 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on European Union Bill — Clause 6 — Referendum on Emergency Financial Assistance for EU Member States Show full debate
  • On 9 Feb 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on European Union — UK Contributions to the Eurozone Financial Stabilisation Mechanism Show full debate
  • On 23 Mar 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Establishment of the European Stability Mechanism Show full debate
  • On 24 May 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Royal Assent — Eurozone Financial Assistance Show full debate
  • On 14 Sep 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on European Union Directive — Access to a Lawyer Show full debate
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Deferred Division — Schengen Governance Show full debate
  • On 13 Dec 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — European Union Show full debate
  • On 24 Apr 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on European Union — Data Protection in the Areas of Police and Criminal Justice (EU Directive) Show full debate
  • On 31 Oct 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Seek Real Terms Cut in European Union Budget Show full debate
  • On 6 Nov 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on European Union — Banking Union and Economic and Monetary Union — European Banking Authority Show full debate
  • On 22 Apr 2013: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Government assessment of medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission Show full debate
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Gordon Brown voted for a commitment to continue participation in the European Arrest Warrant and other schemes when opting out of police and criminal justice measures. Show full debate
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opt Out from European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures Show full debate
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on 2014 JHA Opt-out Decision — European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation and Training — Opt In Show full debate
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Colombia and Peru Trade Agreement) Order 2013 Show full debate
  • On 13 Jan 2014: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on European Union (Approvals) Bill — Second Reading — European Archives and Europe for Citizens Programme Show full debate
  • On 17 Jan 2014: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill Show full debate
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on European Commission Work Programme 2014 and Support for Completion of the EU Single Market Show full debate
  • On 27 Jan 2014: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on European Union (Approvals) Bill — Clause 1 — Limitation of Scope of Europe for Citizens Programme Show full debate
  • On 27 Jan 2014: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on European Union (Approvals) Bill — Third Reading — European Archives and Europe for Citizens Programme Show full debate
  • On 30 Apr 2014: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Government Assessment of Medium Term Economic and Budgetary Position for Submission to the European Commission Show full debate
  • On 10 Nov 2014: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Transposing European Union Criminal Justice and Data Protection Measures into UK Law Show full debate
  • On 19 Nov 2014: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Rejoining of 35 European Union Justice and Home Affairs Measures Show full debate

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