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Alan Brown

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

Scottish National Party MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun


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Alan Brown’s voting in Parliament

Alan Brown is a Scottish National Party MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Scottish National Party MPs.

This is a selection of Alan Brown’s votes.

Last updated: 20 Jan 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit 14 Feb 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the High Court judgment of 11 January 2019, [2019] EWHC 23 (Admin), on universal credit and periodic assessments of income, what submissions on remedies her Department has made to the court.
  • Apprenticeships: SMEs — [Philip Davies in the Chair] 13 Feb 2020

    On quality, will the Minister address the point about ensuring that when companies take on apprentices, there is a long-term future for them? What are the Government doing to ensure that there is not a continual churn of apprentices, as companies may use them to fill short-term labour gaps?
  • Apprenticeships: SMEs — [Philip Davies in the Chair] 13 Feb 2020

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I thank the hon. Member for Slough (Mr Dhesi) for bringing forward the debate. Westminster Hall may not be as busy as he would like; I am sure that is not because it is Thursday and the day the House rises. It is probably because there was a debate earlier in the weak about the apprenticeship levy. Just like buses, we get two...

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Scottish National Party MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

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

  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Transport
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Cottam Power Station
  • Emergency Services: Scotland
  • Severn Power Station
  • Chippenham Power Station
  • Opencast Mining: Scotland

Currently held offices

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (since 7 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy) (1 Jul 2018 to 7 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport) (20 Jun 2017 to 7 Jan 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Infrastructure and Energy) (20 Jun 2017 to 1 Jul 2018)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (28 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

SNP MPs only attend sittings where the legislation pertains to Scotland.


Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site. More about this

  • Has spoken in 117 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Alan Brown’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 371 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 82.35% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
    Note SNP MPs do not generally vote on legislation not affecting Scotland, as these matters are devolved to the Scottish Parliament.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 46 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Alan Brown’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 344 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Feb 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for opinion surveys:
19 July 2019, received £200. Hours: approx. 1 hr. (Registered 21 August 2019)
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys:
18 January 2019, received £75. Hours: approx. 20 mins. (Registered 21 August 2019)
29 March 2019, received £75. Hours: approx. 20 mins. (Registered 21 August 2019)
15 April 2019, received £75. Hours: approx. 20 mins. (Registered 21 August 2019)
16 May 2019, received £75. Hours: approx. 20 mins. (Registered 21 August 2019)
20 August 2019, received £75. Hours: approx. 20 mins. (Registered 21 August 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated director of Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex. (Registered 04 June 2015)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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