Rt Hon Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown


Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath



Address as

Mr Brown

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 2968
Fax: 020 7219 5734


Carlyle House, Carlyle Road, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1DB
Tel: 01592 263792


Electoral history

Member for Dunfermline East 1983-2005, for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath since 5 May 2005 general election

Parliamentary career

Opposition Spokesperson for: Trade and Industry 1985-87, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 1987-89; Opposition Spokesman for Trade and Industry 1989-92; Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer 1992-97; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1997-2007; Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service June 2007-10

Party groups

Member, Scottish Executive Labour Party 1977-83; Chair, Labour Party in Scotland 1983-84; Former member, National Executive Committee, Labour Party; Head, General Election Campaign (Strategy) 1999-2001; Leader, Labour Party 2007-10

International bodies

Governor, European Investment Bank 1997-2007; Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (UK Branch): Joint Hon Treasurer (ex-officio) 1997-99, Former Joint Hon Secretary, Vice-President 2007-10

Political interests

Economic policy, employment, health, social security, Scotland

General Election 2010 - Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Name Party Votes %
Brown, Gordon Lab 29559 64.45%
Chapman, Douglas SNP 6550 14.28%
Mainland, John Lib Dem 4269 9.31%
Paterson, Lindsay Con 4258 9.28%
Adams, Peter UKIP 760 1.66%
Archibald, Susan Ind 184 0.4%
MacLaren of MacLaren, Donald Ind 165 0.36%
Jackson, Derek Land Power 57 0.12%
Result Lab Hold (3.33% from SNP to Lab)