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  Brown, Gordon
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationLabour  
<-  2010-01-01  
 
NameGordon Brown
Address
North Queensferry, , Scotland
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born February 20, 1951
Died Still Living (63 years)
ContributorChase McFadden
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia
May 06, 2012 02:55pm
Tags Scottish - Moderate - Socialist - Government Reform - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro Environment - Pro-Labor - Married - Presbyterian -
InfoGordon Brown was appointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer on 2 May 1997. He has been the MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath since 2005 and was the MP for Dunfermline East from 1983 to 2005. He was Opposition spokesperson on Treasury and Economic Affairs (Shadow Chancellor) from 1992.

Mr Brown was born in 1951 and educated at Kirkcaldy High School and Edinburgh University where he gained 1st Class Honours and then a Doctorate. He was Rector of Edinburgh University and Chairman of the University Court between 1972 and 1975. From 1976 to 1980, Mr Brown lectured at Edinburgh University and then Caledonian University before taking up a post at Scottish TV (1980 - 1983).

After becoming an MP, Mr Brown was the Chair of the Labour Party Scottish Council (1983 - 1984). Before becoming Shadow Chancellor he held two other senior posts on the Opposition front bench - Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1987 - 1989) and Shadow Trade and Industry Secretary (1989 -1992).

Mr Brown has had a number of works published including Maxton, The Politics of Nationalism and Devolution and Where There is Greed. He has edited a number of books including John Smith: Life and Soul of the Party and Values, Visions and Voices.

Outside of work, Mr Brown`s interests include football, tennis and film.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
06/11/2009-06/12/2009 YouGov 23.00% ( 6.0) 74.00% ( 1.0) 4.00% ( 6.0)
05/27/2009-05/29/2009 YouGov 17.00% ( 8.0) 73.00% ( 8.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
02/24/2009-02/26/2009 YouGov 25.00% ( 9.0) 65.00% ( 13.0) 11.00% ( 6.0)
06/12/2008-06/13/2008 YouGov 16.00% ( 17.0) 78.00% ( 19.0) 5.00% ( 3.0)
03/13/2008-03/14/2008 YouGov 33.00% ( 8.0) 59.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 8.0)
02/25/2008-02/27/2008 YouGov 25.00% ( 11.0) 59.00% ( 2.0) 16.00% ( 9.0)
02/14/2008-02/15/2008 YouGov 36.00% ( 2.0) 57.00% ( 2.0) 7.00% ( 3.0)
01/10/2008-01/11/2008 YouGov 34.00% ( 2.0) 55.00% ( 3.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
12/13/2007-12/14/2007 YouGov 32.00% ( 2.0) 58.00% ( 10.0) 9.00% ( 9.0)
10/22/2007-10/24/2007 YouGov 34.00% ( 28.0) 48.00% ( 25.0) 18.00% ( 3.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
07/10/2008-07/11/2008 YouGov 19.00% ( 4.0) 77.00% ( 2.0) 5.00% ( 5.0)
05/27/2008-05/29/2008 YouGov 15.00% ( 13.0) 75.00% ( 10.0) 10.00% ( 3.0)
04/10/2008-04/11/2008 YouGov 28.00% ( 13.0) 65.00% ( 10.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jan 23, 2011 09:00am News Brown asks Scotland Yard to investigate if he was hacked  Article L'illusionniste 
May 10, 2010 11:00am Announcement Gordon Brown 'stepping down as Labour leader'  Article L'illusionniste 
Apr 29, 2010 12:55am Analysis Can Gordon Brown survive Hurricane Bigotgate?  Article ScottĀ³ 
Apr 28, 2010 08:00pm Video The gaffe that could kill off Gordon Brown  Article ScottĀ³ 
Apr 28, 2010 12:00pm Video Brown embroiled in controversy after describing voter as 'bigoted woman'  Article Ralphie 
Apr 21, 2010 07:10am Statement Gordon Brown calls for 'progressive alliance' between Labour and Lib Dems  Article Jason 

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FAMILY
Wife Sarah Brown Aug 03, 2000-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  05/06/2010 UK Parliament - Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath Won 64.54% (+50.24%)
  05/06/2010 UK Prime Minister Lost 39.69% (-16.31%)
  06/27/2007 UK - Prime Minister Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/23/2007 UK Labour Party - Leadership Won 91.52% (+83.04%)
  05/05/2005 UK Parliament - Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath Won 58.09% (+43.58%)
  06/07/2001 UK Parliament - Dunfermline East Won 64.77% (+50.07%)
  05/01/1997 UK Parliament - Dunfermline East Won 66.80% (+51.24%)
  05/01/1997 UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/08/1996 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet Election Won 4.42% (-1.46%)
  10/00/1995 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet Election Won 3.74% (-0.52%)
  07/00/1992 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet Election Won 4.05% (+0.00%)
  04/09/1992 UK Parliament - Dunfermline East Won 62.43% (+45.97%)
  06/11/1987 UK Parliament - Dunfermline East Won 64.75% (+49.98%)
  06/09/1983 UK Parliament - Dunfermline East Won 51.53% (+31.45%)
  05/03/1979 UK Parliament - Edinburgh South Lost 34.30% (-5.43%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Scottish Independence Referendum - Sep 18, 2014 NO No
UK Parliament - Buckingham - May 06, 2010 CON John Bercow
European Council - President - Nov 19, 2009 LAB Tony Blair
UK House of Commons - Speaker - Jun 22, 2009 CON John Bercow
UK Parliament - Glenrothes By-election - Nov 06, 2008 LAB Lindsay Roy
Scottish Labour Party - Leader - Sep 13, 2008 LAB Iain Gray