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Grenfell Tower Block Fire

The Grenfell Tower fire is a tragedy that has shocked the whole country and should never have been able to happen. The Queen’s Speech on 21 June confirmed that there will be a public inquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower and included a commitment to publish interim findings. I welcome this decision as a [...]

Nick Brown re-elected as MP for Newcastle East

In the recent snap General Election, Nick Brown was re-elected as the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Newcastle upon Tyne East. Nick received 28,127 votes, over 67% of the total votes cast. Following his re-election, Nick said: “When elected in 2015 I pledged to do my best for my constituents by taking on [...]

General Election 2017

  A snap General Election has been called for the 8th June. This is a vanity election for the Prime Minister, who has underestimated the challenge of negotiating our withdrawal from the European Union. Rather than engaging in serious planning and preparation for these talks, Theresa May instead falsely claimed Parliament was trying to ‘block’ our [...]

Nick Brown MP Holds Debate on the Future Funding of Supported Housing

Nick held a debate on the future funding of supported housing on 12 April 2016. In the debate Nick raised the potential impacts of Government cuts to housing benefit on those in supported housing. Supported housing is housing which is provided to vulnerable people who need extra care in order to life independent and happy [...]

Nick Brown MP Gives Eulogy at Jaap Kroese’s Memorial Service

Nick spoke at the Memorial Service for Jaap Kroese in January, who in 1993 helped to save Swan Hunter shipyard by bringing it out of receivership and in doing so safeguarded thousands of jobs in the East End of Newcastle and Wallsend. Jaap sadly passed away on the 29th December. The event at Wallsend Town [...]

Nick Attends Alzheimer’s Society Event in Parliament

Nick attended the Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Fix Dementia Care’ Event in Parliament. The Alzheimer’s Society is calling for the best quality hospital care for those living with this debilitating condition and to ensure high standards of care are maintained across the country. Nick added his name to the Fix Dementia Care campaign at the event. There [...]

Statement from Nick Brown MP on proposal to extend UK airstrikes into Syria

I want to thank all constituents who have contacted me about the Government’s proposal to extend UK airstrikes into Syria. Having considered the situation and the Government’s motion, I intend to vote against the Government’s proposal. Please see here for my full statement on the issue  

Nick Hosts the 10th Anniversary Celebrations of Seven Stories in the Houses of Parliament

  Nick hosted a reception in Parliament celebrating the 10th anniversary of Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books which is based in the Newcastle East constituency. Seven Stories has built a comprehensive children’s literature archive from the 1930s to the present day. As well as storing children’s books Seven Stories also shares children’s [...]

Nick Responds to North East Devolution Deal

Nick has called for a ‘No’ option to be included in a future mayoral poll after the Chancellor signed two devolution deals for the north-east of England. The inclusion of a ‘No’ option allows the people of the North East to decide whether they want a mayor, having rejected the idea in a referendum in [...]

Nick attends reforming of West Papua APPG

Nick attended the inaugural meeting to re-found the All Party Parliamentary Group for West Papua. The meeting heard from campaign organisers, as well as Benny Wenda, International Spokesman for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua. The current efforts of the campaign are focusing on West Papua’s recognition status within the Melanesian Spearhead Group and [...]