Nick Brown

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.

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Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Nick Brown has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Transport: Topical Questions 19 May 2022

    The National Grid’s main east coast electricity cables cross the River Tyne overhead and act as a constraint on trade on the river, the more so since commercial demand now asks for higher and higher offshore structures to facilitate renewable energy. My hon. Friend and neighbour the Member for North Tyneside (Mary Glindon) was able to put that point to the Prime Minister at Prime...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Correspondence 16 May 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases have been handled by the MP Account Manager team in the last 6 months; and what proportion of these cases received a substantial response within 20 working days.
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Newcastle upon Tyne 25 Apr 2022

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who owns the freehold for the Benton Park View site in Newcastle upon Tyne that is used by HMRC.

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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

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, Local Government (Disqualification) Bill Committee (since 24 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Parliamentary Works Estimates Commission (since 8 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 26 May 2021)
  • Chair, Finance Committee (Commons) (since 26 May 2021)
  • Chair, Finance Committee (Commons) (since 26 May 2021)
  • Member, House of Commons Commission (since 24 May 2021)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (since 16 Nov 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Finance Committee (Commons) (26 May 2021 to 17 Oct 2016)
  • Chair, Finance Committee (Commons) (26 May 2021 to 17 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (25 May 2021 to 26 May 2021)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (17 Oct 2016 to 26 May 2021)
  • Opposition Chief Whip (Commons) (6 Oct 2016 to 9 May 2021)
  • 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, 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: 16 May 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
6 July 2021, payment of £275 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Street, London E1W 1YW, for a survey. Hours: 1.5 hrs. Fee paid direct to a local initiative. (Registered 01 July 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
From October 2012 until 14 March 2022, a Non-Executive Director of Mariinksky Theatre Trust. (Registered 04 July 2017; updated 24 March 2022)
Since January 2011, a trustee of the Biscuit Factory Foundation. (Registered 04 July 2017)

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