Nick Brown

Opposition Chief Whip (Commons)

Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne East

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Nick Brown’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Nick Brown sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Nick Brown generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Nick Brown generally voted for a stricter asylum system, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. 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 has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Testing of NHS and Social Care Staff 24 Jun 2020

    claimed to move the closure ( Standing Order No. 36). Question put forthwith, That the Question be now put. Question agreed to. Question put accordingly ( Standing Order No. 31(2)), That the original words stand part of the Question.
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Maternity Pay 27 Apr 2020

    The Government is committed to making sure that all employees are supported at this time. We are currently considering how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme interacts with existing employment rights to family-related payments, including Statutory Maternity Pay, to ensure that the scheme works for parents.
  • Health Inequalities 4 Mar 2020

    claimed to move the closure ( Standing Order No. 36). Question put forthwith, That the Question be now put. Question agreed to. Question put accordingly ( Standing Order No. 31(2)), That the original words stand part of the Question.

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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

Expenses

Topics of interest

Nick Brown campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • 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, Public Accounts Commission (since 16 Nov 2017)
  • Opposition Chief Whip (Commons) (since 6 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (10 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (4 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 17 Oct 2016)
  • Chair, Finance Committee (Commons) (21 Jul 2015 to 17 Oct 2016)
  • Chair, Finance Committee (Commons) (21 Jul 2015 to 17 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (20 Jul 2015 to 21 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Members Estimate Committee (9 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, House of Commons Commission (9 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
  • 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)
  • Chief Whip (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)
  • Minister of State (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) (27 Jul 1998 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • 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 May 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 1992)
  • Shadow Solicitor General (1 Jan 1985 to 1 Jan 1988)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (16 Feb 1984 to 16 Mar 1992)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, Holborn, London, WC1X 8TN

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

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: 22 Stephenson Way, Euston Street, London, NW1 2HD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 10 January 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Since October 2012, a Non-Executive Director of Mariinksky Theatre Trust. (Registered 04 July 2017)
Since January 2011, a trustee of the Biscuit Factory Foundation. (Registered 04 July 2017)

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