Gordon Brown

Former Labour MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Academy Schools

Schools with "Academy Status" are given financial independence and freedom from local authority control. Votes have also been held on what requirements ought be made of Academy Schools in relation to admissions, exclusions and personal, social and health education.

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Gordon Brown voted a mixture of for and against academy schools

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.

Key votes about academy schools:

  • On 11 May 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Education Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Gordon Brown voted against proposals which would have allowed the establishment of free schools, resulted in the abolition of a range of teaching related bodies, allowed student loan interest to be charged at market rates, and allowed teachers to search pupils. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Clause 16 — Pre-commencement applications etc Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Permitting Special Schools to Become Academies Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — New Academies Only Where There is Proven Need -rejected Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Second Reading Show vote

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