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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 [...]

Nick Adds his Support to the Campaign to Install CCTV in Slaughterhouses

Nick has signed Early Day Motion (EDM) 153 in Parliament which supports the campaign to install CCTV in slaughter houses. There have already been great improvements in this area since 2010, when Nick was first contacted about this issue. In June 2010 only 7% of slaughterhouses had CCTV. This number has now more than doubled [...]

Nick Responds to the Summer Budget

Nick responded to the Chancellor’s summer budget on 9 July 2015 during the budget debate. In his response Nick focused on how the Chancellor’s plans would affect Newcastle and the North East. Raising his concerns about the planned conversion of student grants into loans, the changes to employment support allowance and the impacts of proposed [...]

Nick Brown re-elected as MP for Newcastle East

  Following the General Election in May 2015 Nick Brown was re-elected as Member of Parliament for Newcastle East, receiving 19,378 votes, just under 50% of the total. Nick has served as the Member of Parliament for East Newcastle since 1983 and during this time has helped thousands of constituents with issues of concern. Following [...]

Cultural Education Leadership Conference Speech

Nick made a keynote speech at the Bridge North East Cultural Education Leadership Conference at the Life: Science Centre in Newcastle. The main focus of the Conference was focussed on the importance of arts and culture to schools and for children and young people. You can read Nick’s speech via the following link: http://www.nickbrownmp.com/constituency/nicks-speech-to-the-cultural-education-leadership-conference-february-2015

To-Let Boards Campaign Success

Nick has welcomed the news that To-Let Boards are to be banned from parts of Newcastle where they cluttered streets all year round. The ban includes Jesmond, Sandyford, Heaton and Shieldfield in Newcastle East, which is due to come into force in January 2015. Nick said “I have raised the issue of the proliferation of [...]

All Party Parliamentary Group for Speedway

    Following the AGM for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Speedway in July, Nick has remained as Chair of the Group for a further year. The Group was set up by Nick and other supportive MPs in 2013 as a way of showing support for Speedway in Parliament and taking up any issues [...]

New Homes in Walker

Nick took part in the ground-breaking ceremony at the latest housing development in Hibernia Village. The new homes at Caledonia Court will provide much needed affordable housing in Walker. Nick at the ground-breaking for new homes in Walker

Walkergate Metro Station Renovation

Nick was joined by the three Labour Councillors for Walkergate to mark the opening of the refurbished Walkergate Metro Station. The new station has improved access, new seating and better lighting, as well as a lift onto the platform for the first time. Nick commented “It is great to see the Metro modernisation programme delivering [...]