Gordon Brown

Former Labour MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Powers of Local Councils

There have been votes in Parliament on the extent of powers devolved to local government on a range of matters from planning to the regulation of street trading.

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Gordon Brown voted a mixture of for and against more powers for local councils

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 more powers for local councils:

  • On 10 Mar 2015: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Deregulation Bill — Short-term Use of London Accommodation: Relaxation of Restrictions Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Infrastructure Bill — Safeguards and Conditions for Hydraulic Fracturing Activities (Fracking) Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2014: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Local Bus Services Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Supply — New Towns — Empowering Local Government Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Fixed Odds Betting Terminals and Betting Shops Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Regulation of Gambling Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2013: Gordon Brown voted to only allow the Secretary of State to issue a direction to a local council relating to compliance with the code of practice on local authority publicity where evidence of a breach of a code has been sent to the authority and, if the authority has replied, that a report from the Secretary of State in light of that reply has been published. Show vote
  • On 16 Oct 2013: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Localism — Powers Relating to High Streets and Town and City Centres Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Development orders: development within the curtilage of a dwelling house Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2013: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Regulation of the Private Rented Sector Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Clause 1 — Planning Applications Directly to Secretary of State Show vote
  • On 21 May 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Clause 9 — Street trading: vehicles and the internet Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 8 — Spending on Council tax Reduction Schemes Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Street Litter Control Notices — Application to All Non Domestic Premises Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2012: Gordon Brown voted to delay enabling local councils to keep money raised from business rates in their areas. Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Carry over to next Parliamentary session Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Second reading Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Clause 4 — Power to Require Name and Address for Council Officers, PCSOs and Accredited Individuals When Issuing FPNs Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Clause 168 — Designation of Mayoral Development Areas Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Gordon Brown voted to limit the power of the Secretary of State to repeal laws considered to detract from the general power of competence for local authorities. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Schedule 2 — Power for Secretary of State to Impose Change to Mayor and Cabinet Executive Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — New Clause 31 — Planning Permission for Betting Shops Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Education Bill — Clause 34 — Role of Local Authority in Implementation of Decisions by School Admissions Adjudicator Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Gordon Brown voted to only allow the police, not local government officials, to direct that prohibited activity in Parliament Square must either cease, or not start. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Gordon Brown voted against introducing Police and Crime Commissioners, against giving local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and against the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 30 Mar 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Local Government Publicity 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 17 Jan 2011: Gordon Brown voted against devolving more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Localism Bill (Money) Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Money Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Third Reading 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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