Nick Brown

MP, Newcastle upon Tyne East

Newcastle upon Tyne East Labour

Nick Brown campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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.

This is a selection of Nick Brown’s votes.

  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes

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Nick Brown has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Supported Housing: Benefit 20 Jul 2016

    It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Waveney (Peter Aldous). He came to my Westminster Hall debate on this subject way back in March when the Government report was imminent, and he held his own Adjournment debate on this topic, which I attended, on the Floor of the House last week. It is not for want of raising the issue that we remain where we are today. I welcome my hon. Friend...
  • Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Housing Allowance: Supported Housing 13 Jul 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of the Local Housing Allowance cap on the level of supply of supported housing.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Nurses: Training 13 Jul 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the removal of nursing bursaries on the living costs of nursing students who live outside their parental home.

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Profile

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

  • 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, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 10 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (since 4 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Sep 2015)
  • Chair, Finance Committee (since 21 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Members Estimate Committee (since 9 Jul 2015)
  • Member, House of Commons Commission (since 9 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 21 Jul 2015)
  • 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)
  • The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (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

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  • Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Nick Brown’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 135 written questions in the last year — well above 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 60.75% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below 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.
  • 113 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Nick Brown’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 963 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Aug 2016.

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