Nick Brown

Opposition Chief Whip (Commons)

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Newcastle upon Tyne East Labour

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.

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  • Nick Brown generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • School Funding 25 Jan 2017

    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.
  • NHS and Social Care Funding 11 Jan 2017

    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. The House divided: Ayes 209, Noes 295.
  • Homelessness 14 Dec 2016

    claimed to move the closure ( Standing Order No. 36).

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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

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

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 8 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Nick Brown’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 95.65% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 118 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Nick Brown’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 964 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Oct 2017.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: 1 Mosley Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 1YE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 04 July 2017)
Name of donor: Communication Workers Union (CWU)
Address of donor: 150, the Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1RX

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

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 04 July 2017)
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: printing to the value of £4,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 04 July 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Since September 1980, an Associate Governor of Walker Technology College. (Registered 04 July 2017)
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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