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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 [...]

Nick Hosts 3rd Annual Speedway Event in Parliament

  Nick hosted the 3rd Annual Speedway reception in Parliament on 4 November 2015. This is the 3rd year in a row the event has been held since Nick and other supportive MP’s set up the All Party Parliamentary Group for Speedway in 2013. Nick is the chair of the All Party group in Parliament. [...]

Nick Votes Against Government’s Tax Credits Plan

Nick opposed the Governments proposed cuts to tax credits in the House of Commons when they were first put forward on 15 September and voted for the subsequent Labour Party motion opposing the changes on 20 October. Nick has received a large number of emails from constituents on the Chancellors proposed changes. You can read [...]

Japanese Ambassador visits North East

Nick took part in welcoming the Japanese Ambassador to the North East, where he visited the Port of Tyne and spoke at the North East Economic Forum. The events celebrated Japanese manufacturing in the North East, including Nissan and Hitachi. The ambassador spoke of how Japanese investment represents a firm and long-term commitment to the [...]