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Gordon Brown

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Gordon Brown

British Labour Party politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 until 2010 add

Category: Politics

Born in 1951.

Countries: United Kingdom (72%), (8%), United States (2%)

Main connections: Tony Blair, David Cameron, Ed Miliband

Linked to: Conservative Party, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Labour Party, Leader of the Labour Party




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Gordon Brown was born in 1951 add something


"'James Gordon Brown"' is a British Labour Party politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 until 2010 add something


Anne Snelgrove - "'Anne Christine Snelgrove"' is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Swindon South from 2005 to 2010; from June 2009 to May 2010, she was a Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister Gordon Brown


Brown was the first Prime Minister from a Scottish constituency since the Conservative Sir Alec Douglas-Home in 1964 add something


Jimmy Armfield - Following a Football Association-led campaign to persuade FIFA to award medals to all the winners' squad members, Armfield was presented with his medal by Gordon Brown at a ceremony at 10 Downing Street on 10 June 2009


In 1972, while still a student, Brown was elected Rector of the University of Edinburgh, the convener of the University Court add something


The result of the election was a hung parliament, laying the foundations for the first full coalition government since 1974 and only the second since the Grand Coalition during World War II that sat for almost 8 years add something


He served as Rector until 1975, and edited the document "The Red Paper on Scotland" add something


From 1976 to 1980 Brown was employed as a lecturer in politics at Glasgow College of Technology add something


Andrew Brown (media strategist) - He began working for BBC Scotland as a news reporter in 1977, before moving to London to work for Gordon Brown as a research assistant in 1983


In the 1979 general election, he stood for the Edinburgh South constituency, losing to the Conservative candidate, Michael Ancram add something


Michael Ancram - He re-entered Parliament at the 1979 election as the Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South, beating future Prime Minister Gordon Brown


From 1980 he worked as a journalist at Scottish Television, later serving as current affairs editor until his election to Parliament in 1983 add something


Brown has been a Member of Parliament since 1983, currently for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath add something


Brown was elected to Parliament on his second attempt as a Labour MP for Dunfermline East in 1983 general election add something


He entered Parliament in 1983; first as the MP for Dunfermline East and since 2005 for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath add something


Brown became an opposition spokesman on Trade and Industry in 1985 add something


Peter Davison - In 1985 he appeared in the BBC Radio 4 comedy drama series "King Street Junior", as teacher Eric Brown, but he left after only two series and was replaced by Karl Howman


In 1986, he published a biography of the Independent Labour Party politician James Maxton, the subject of his PhD thesis add something


Brown was Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 1987 to 1989 and Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, before becoming Shadow Chancellor in 1992 add something


Ed Balls - He joined the "Financial Times" in 1990 as a lead economic writer until his appointment as an economic adviser to Shadow Chancellor Gordon Brown in 1994


Douglas Alexander - In 1990 he worked as a speech-writer and parliamentary researcher for Shadow Trade and Industry Secretary, Gordon Brown


Robin Cook - In the years after his exit from the Foreign Office, and particularly since his resignation from the Cabinet, Cook made up with Gordon Brown after decades of personal animosity — an unlikely reconciliation after a mediation attempt by Frank Dobson in the early 1990s had seen Dobson conclude "You're right


Ed Balls - In 1992 he wrote a Fabian pamphlet advocating Bank of England independence, a policy adopted when Gordon Brown became Chancellor in 1997


After the sudden death of Labour leader John Smith in May 1994, Brown did not contest the leadership after Tony Blair became favourite, deciding to make way for Blair to avoiding splitting the pro-modernising vote in the leadership ballot add something


Tony Blair - After the death of John Smith in 1994, Blair and his close colleague Gordon_Brown were both seen as possible candidates for the party leadership.


Ed Miliband - In 1994, when Harriet Harman was moved by the newly-elected Labour Leader Tony Blair to become Shadow Secretary of State for Employment, Miliband stayed on in the Shadow Treasury team and was promoted to work for Shadow Chancellor Gordon Brown


Sarah Brown (wife of Gordon Brown) - She first met Gordon Brown briefly at a Labour event, but they did not speak at length until 1994 when they shared a flight from London to Scotland for the Scottish Labour Party conference


Ed Miliband - In 1995, with enouragement from Gordon Brown, Miliband took time out from his job to study at the London School of Economics, where he obtained a Masters in Economics


A commonly reported example resulted in 1997 from a technical change in the way corporation tax is collected, the indirect effect of which was for the dividends on stock investments held within pensions to be taxed, thus lowering pension returns and contributing to the demise of most of the final salary pension funds in the UK. The Treasury contends that this tax change was crucial to long-term economic growth add something


Brown was one of only three people to serve in the Cabinet continuously from Labour's victory in 1997 until its defeat in 2010, the others being Jack Straw and Alistair Darling add something


He previously served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Labour Government from 1997 to 2007, becoming the longest-serving holder of that office in modern history add something


In the 1997 election and subsequently, Brown pledged to not increase the basic or higher rates of income tax add something


In the 1997 general election, Labour defeated the Conservatives by a landslide to end their 18-year exile from government on when Tony Blair, the new Prime Minister, announced his ministerial team on 2 May 1997, he appointed Brown as Chancellor of the Exchequer add something


In October 1997, Brown took control of the United Kingdom's membership of the European single currency issue by announcing the Treasury would set five economic tests to ascertain whether the economic case had been made add something


Ed Miliband - After Labour's 1997 landslide victory, Miliband was appointed as a special adviser to Chancellor Gordon Brown from 1997 to 2002


Richard Dannatt, Baron Dannatt - In the book, he was critical of the Labour government that led the UK from 1997 to 2010 and of Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer and later prime minister, in particular, accusing him of "malign intervention" and, while chancellor, of refusing to fund Tony Blair's defence policy


Ian Austin (politician) - In 1999 he was appointed a political advisor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer , Gordon Brown


Terry Pratchett - In addition, "Lords & Ladies" has been adapted for the stage by Irana Brown, and "Pyramids" was adapted for the stage by Suzi Holyoake in 1999 and had a week-long theatre run in the UK. In 2002, an adaptation of "Truckers" was produced as a co-production between Harrogate Theatre, the Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds


Ed Miliband - In early 1999, Miliband was tasked by Gordon Brown to work with Scottish Labour's Election Co-ordinator Douglas Alexander to help overturn the Scottish National Party's opinion poll lead in the run-up to the first devolved Scottish Parliament election


Brown's 2000 Spending Review outlined a major expansion of government spending, particularly on health and education add something


In 2000, Brown was accused of starting a political row about higher education when he accused the University of Oxford of elitism in its admissions procedures, describing its decision not to offer a place to state school pupil Laura Spence as "absolutely outrageous" add something


At the age of 49, Brown married Sarah Macaulay in a private ceremony at his home in North Queensferry, Fife, on 3 August 2000 add something


Nicholas Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford - After a position as the World Bank Chief Economist from 2000 to 2003, Stern was recruited by Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer, to work for the British government where, in 2003, he became second permanent secretary at H.M. Treasury, initially with responsibility for public finances, and head of the Government Economic Service


On 28 December 2001 a daughter, Jennifer Jane, was born prematurely and died on 7 January 2002 one day after suffering a brain haemorrhage add something


In his April 2002 budget, Brown increased national insurance to pay for health spending add something


Christine Langan - At the end of 2002, she began developing Peter Morgan's "The Deal", a dramatisation of the political rise of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown


Nick Clegg - One particular article in 2002 accused Gordon Brown of encouraging "condescension" towards Germany


In June 2003 the Treasury indicated the tests had not been passed add something


Andrew has been Head of Media Relations in the UK for the French-owned utility company EDF Energy since 2004 add something


In October 2004, Tony Blair announced he would not lead the party into a fourth general election, but would serve a full third term add something


Denis Healey - During 2004 and 2005, he called on Blair to stand down in favour of Gordon Brown


Ed Miliband - Returning to the UK after Christmas, in January 2004, Gordon Brown appointed Miliband as Chairman of HM Treasury's Council of Economic Advisers as a replacement for Ed Balls, with specific responsibility for directing the UK's long-term economic planning


In 2005 following a reorganisation of Westminster constituencies in Scotland, Brown became MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath at the general election add something


Labour's 2005 manifesto had pledged to give British public a referendum on the original EU Constitution add something


Political comment over the relationship between Brown and Blair continued up to and beyond the 2005 election, which Labour won with a reduced majority and reduced vote share add something


Ed Balls - From 2005 to 2010, he was the MP for Normanton and he served as Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families under Gordon Brown from 2007 to 2010


Ed Miliband - He has been the Member of Parliament for Doncaster North since 2005 and served in the Cabinet from 2007 to 2010 under Prime Minister Gordon Brown


Ian Austin (politician) - He held the position until his election in 2005, and was well known as one of Gordon Brown's closest lieutenants


Bonnie Greer - In April 2005 she was appointed to the British Museum's Board of Trustees for a period of four years and in 2008 Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that her appointment was continued


Andrew Gowers - On Friday, 2 December 2005, he was commissioned by Gordon Brown to lead an independent review of intellectual property rights in the UK, known as the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property


Robin Cook - A later memorial service at St Margaret's Church, Westminster, on 5 December 2005, included a reading by Tony Blair and warm tributes by Gordon Brown and Madeleine Albright


George Osborne - During Osborne's response to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown's "Pre-Budget Report" on 5 December 2005, Osborne accused Brown of being "a Chancellor past his sell by date, a Chancellor holding Britain back"


"The Sun" had learned of the situation in 2006 and published the story add something


On 20 April 2006, in a speech to the &United_Nations Ambassadors, Brown outlined a "Green" view of global development add something


Blair announced on 7 September 2006 that he would step down within a year add something


In November 2006, James Fraser was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis add something


Axel Scheffler - He designed Gordon Brown's 2006 Christmas cards and all seven Christmas 2012 stamps for Royal Mail


Stephen Timms - In May 2006, Timms was promoted to the Cabinet as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, the Chancellor's second-in-command with responsibility for department budget issues, a post in which he remained until 28 June 2007, when he was dropped from the cabinet by new Prime Minister Gordon Brown


Ian Austin (politician) - Austin was reprimanded by the Speaker of the House of Commons for heckling during Prime Minister's Questions on 18 October 2006, and he was subsequently described by David Cameron as one of Gordon Brown's "boot boys"


Some commentators have argued that this division of responsibilities exacerbated the severity, in Britain, of 2007 global banking crisis add something


The Concessionary Bus Travel Act 2007 entitled anyone in England who was disabled or past retirement age to free travel on local buses at off-peak times anywhere in the country add something


The Pensions Act 2007 and the Pensions Act 2008 introduced various improvements to pension provisions, while the Employment Act 2008 strengthened existing legislation regarding working conditions add something


This enabled Brown to signal the most significant priorities for his agenda as Prime Minister; speaking at a Fabian Society conference on 'The Next Decade' in January 2007, he stressed education, international development, narrowing inequalities , renewing Britishness, restoring trust in politics, and winning hearts and minds in the war on terror as key priorities add something


Brown was committed to the Iraq War, but said in a speech in June 2007 that he would "learn the lessons" from the mistakes made in Iraq add something


Brown became Prime Minister on 27 June 2007, after the resignation of Tony Blair and three days after becoming Leader of the governing Labour Party add something


Brown ceased to be Chancellor and became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on 27 June 2007 add something


There was speculation during September and early October 2007 about whether Brown would call a snap general election add something


Nonetheless, in November 2007 Brown was accused by some senior military figures of not adhering to the 'military covenant', a convention within British politics ensuring adequate safeguards, rewards and compensation for military personnel who risk their lives in obedience to orders derived from the policy of the elected government add something


On 13 December 2007, Foreign Secretary David Miliband attended for the Prime Minister at the official signing ceremony in Lisbon of the EU Reform Treaty add something


Andy Burnham - He served in the Cabinet under Gordon Brown from 2007 to 2010 as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Culture Secretary and Health Secretary


Caroline Lucas - In 2007 she had been shortlisted alongside Gordon Brown and David Cameron


Mary Creagh - In 2007 she was among those MPs who backed Gordon Brown for the leadership of the Labour Party


Roberta Blackman-Woods - This post lasted until Hilary Armstrong was returned to the backbenches when Gordon Brown became Prime Minister, but she was appointed PPS to the Secretary of State for Defence, Des Browne, in 2007


Ed Balls - When Gordon Brown became Prime Minister on 27 Jun 2007, Balls was promoted to Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families


Michael Meacher - On 22 February 2007 he declared that he would be standing for the Labour Leadership, challenging Gordon Brown and John McDonnell


Michael Meacher - On 27 April 2007, it was reported that Meacher had reached an agreement with John McDonnell that on the day Tony Blair announced his resignation, whichever of the two of them had the fewer nominations would step aside and allow the other to challenge Gordon Brown


Tony Blair - At a special party conference in Manchester on 24 June 2007, he formally handed over the leadership of the Labour Party to Gordon Brown, who had been Chancellor of the Exchequer.


Tessa Jowell - In Gordon Brown's reshuffle in June 2007 following his succession as Prime Minister, Jowell was demoted from her position as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport


Rosie Winterton - In June 2007, she was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Transport by the new Prime Minister, Gordon Brown


Alistair Darling - In June 2007, the new Prime Minister Gordon Brown appointed Darling Chancellor of the Exchequer, a promotion widely anticipated in the media.


David Cameron - When Gordon Brown became Prime Minister on 27 June 2007, Labour moved ahead and its ratings grew steadily at Cameron's expense, an ICM poll in July showing Labour with a seven point lead in the wake of controversies over his policies.


Dawn Butler - After Gordon Brown became Prime Minister, on 27 June 2007, Butler was made one of the Labour Party's six Vice Chairs, with particular responsibility for Youth issues


Ian Austin (politician) - Following Gordon Brown becoming prime minister on 27 June 2007, Austin was tipped for a post in Brown's inner circle


Douglas Alexander - Following Gordon Brown's appointment as Prime Minister on 27 June 2007, he appointed Douglas Alexander as Secretary of State for International Development


Ed Miliband - As Prime Minister, Gordon Brown appointed Miliband as Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on 28 June 2007


Yvette Cooper - Cooper was promoted to Housing Minister on 28 June 2007 when Gordon Brown became Prime Minister


Andy Burnham - In Gordon Brown's first Cabinet, announced 28 June 2007, Burnham was appointed as the new Chief Secretary to the Treasury, a position he held until 2008


Hazel Blears - On 28 June 2007 the new Prime Minister, Gordon Brown appointed Blears as Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, replacing Ruth Kelly


David Miliband - On 28 June 2007, the day after Gordon Brown became Prime Minister, Miliband was appointed Foreign Secretary


Ivan Lewis - On 29 June 2007, in Gordon Brown's first reshuffle as Prime Minister he was re-appointed to the post of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department of Health, the only junior minister to survive the reshuffle where he held on to the brief for social care and added mental health services


Ken Livingstone - In July 2007 Livingstone stated that Prime Minister Gordon Brown needed to explain to Bush "that US governments need to return to a realistic view of the world


Nelson Mandela - On 29 August 2007, a statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled at Parliament Square in London by Richard Attenborough, Ken Livingstone, Wendy Woods, and Gordon Brown.


John Bercow - However, in September 2007, Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that Bercow had accepted an advisory post on the Labour government's review of support for children with speech, language and communication special needs


David Owen - In September 2007, it was widely reported in the British press that Lord Owen had met the new Prime Minister Gordon Brown and afterwards had refused to rule out supporting Labour at the next general election


Chris Huhne - On 6 November 2007, Huhne made remarks about the Speaker of the House of Commons on the BBC television programme "Newsnight" in which he claimed that the Speaker, Michael Martin, had fallen asleep during a speech by the Prime Minister Gordon Brown


David Miliband - On the morning of 13 December 2007, Miliband stood in for Prime Minister, Gordon Brown at the official signing ceremony in Lisbon of the EU Reform Treaty, which was attended by all other European heads of government


At the 2008 Labour Party Conference, Sarah caused surprise by taking to the stage to introduce her husband for his keynote address add something


Between 2008 and 2010, additional money was put into tax credits for families with children, while child poverty fell during Brown's last year as Prime Minister add something


However, this proved to be a costly mistake, as during 2008 his party slid behind the Conservatives in the polls add something


The Education and Skills Act 2008 introduced measures to extend educational opportunities such as the raising of the school leaving age to 18, while the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 introduced provisions such as a statutory framework for apprenticeships and a right to an apprenticeship for suitably qualified 16-18 year olds add something


The Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 created a new Homes and Communities Agency, with objectives such as improving the supply and quality of housing in England add something


Brown said in a letter published on 17 March 2008 that the United Kingdom would hold an inquiry into the Iraq war add something


In July 2008 Brown supported a new bill extending this pre-charge detention period to 42 days add something


Brown skipped the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics, on 8 August 2008 in Beijing add something


He attended the closing ceremony instead, on 24 August 2008 add something


Robin Gibb - In 2008 Gibb publicly stated that he continued to get on "like a house on fire" with Blair, and claimed that the Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown regularly listened to the Bee Gees


Yvette Cooper - She served in the Cabinet between 2008 and 2010 under Prime Minister Gordon Brown as Chief Secretary to the Treasury and as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions


Harriet Harman - When Harman, as Leader of the House of Commons, stood in for Gordon Brown during Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday 2 April 2008 , she became the first female Labour Minister to take Prime Minister's Questions


Gerry Robinson - In June 2008, Robinson was one of four Labour donors who expressed their concerns with Gordon Brown's leadership and stated he would not be contributing any more money to the Labour party until there was a change of leader


David Miliband - On 29 July 2008, Miliband wrote an article in "The Guardian" that outlined his vision of a future of the Labour Party but made no mention of Gordon Brown


David Cairns (politician) - On 16 September 2008, Cairns resigned from the government during arguments in the Labour party over Gordon Brown's leadership, In the 2010 General Election, Cairns was returned as Member of Parliament for his constituency of Inverclyde with a majority of 14,416, which was an increase on his previous election


Gareth Thomas (English politician) - Following Gordon Brown's reshuffle of 3 October 2008, Thomas was promoted to Minister of State in both departments, taking on the portfolio of Trade, Investment and Consumer Affairs


Gillian Merron - Following Gordon Brown's next reshuffle on 5 October 2008, Merron was moved to the Foreign Office in the same post, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State


Terry Pratchett - On 26 November 2008, Pratchett met the Prime Minister Gordon Brown and asked for an increase in dementia research funding


After Professor David Nutt, the chair of the ACMD, criticised this move in a lecture in 2009, he was asked to step down by Home Secretary Alan Johnson add something


Compulsory personal, social and health education was introduced in 2009, while the Additional Paternity Leave Regulations 2010 provided parents with the option of splitting between them the year that the mother is currently able to take as maternity leave, giving them greater flexibility in their childcare arrangements add something


Several MPs argued that if Brown did not recover in the polls by early 2009, he should call for a leadership contest add something


The Autism Act 2009 was passed with hopes that it would lead to improvements in services and support for adults with autism add something


In April 2009, Brown gave what was the first ever speech by a serving Prime Minister at St Paul's Cathedral in London add something


Andrew Brown (media strategist) - In 2009 Andrew Brown and his wife were associated with a financial scandal, when former Prime Minister Gordon Brown came under scrutiny for using taxpayer's money to pay his own family to manage his housekeeping


Nick Raynsford - In 2009 he publicly called for Gordon Brown to resign as Prime Minister


Norman Lamont, Baron Lamont of Lerwick - Later it emerged that the source of the story had been Damian McBride, a Treasury civil servant who as a result of this became a special adviser to the Chancellor, Gordon Brown who in 2009 resigned from a similar position in Number 10 Downing Street following publication of emails indicating a plan to smear leading Conservative politicians


Titian - On February 11, 2009, an argument about Titian's age at death arose between British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and Leader of the Opposition David Cameron at Prime Minister's Questions, where Cameron was attempting to ridicule Brown's general factual accuracy.


John Prescott - The Inquiry was launched by Gordon Brown in the summer of 2009 shortly after operations the war ended


Natascha Engel - In February 2009 Engel asked Prime Minister Gordon Brown about "unscrupulous bus companies" who she claimed issued pensioners with tickets for far longer journeys than requested, in order to overcharge the local authorities which paid for their travel


Michelle Obama - On her first trip abroad in April 2009, she toured a cancer ward with Sarah Brown, wife of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown


Derek Draper - On 11 April 2009, it was reported by the Daily Telegraph that Gordon Brown's special adviser, Damian McBride had sent a series of emails to Draper discussing plans to set up a blog which would be used to post false rumours about the private lives of senior members of the Conservative Party and their spouses


Susan Boyle - In June 2009, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a short story called "I Dreamed a Dream" that was based on a combination of Boyle's appearances on "Britain's Got Talent" and the political difficulties of Gordon Brown


James Purnell - He has previously served in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport; he resigned from the Government on 4 June 2009, criticising the leadership of Gordon Brown


James Purnell - On 4 June 2009 Purnell, announced his resignation from the Cabinet, calling upon Gordon Brown to resign as Prime Minister


Yvette Cooper - After a number of ministerial resignations, including James Purnell, Cooper was moved within the cabinet by Gordon Brown on 5 June 2009 to become Secretary of State for Work and Pensions


Derek Draper - On 7 June 2009, emails that were highly critical of Gordon Brown that Peter Mandelson sent Draper in January 2008 were leaked to the News of the World which claimed that Brown was "insecure" and a "self-conscious person, physically and emotionally"


David Cameron - In a response to Cameron at Prime Minister's Questions in December 2009, Gordon Brown addressed the Conservative Party's inheritance tax policy, saying it "seems to have been dreamed up on the playing fields of Eton".


In addition, the Child Poverty Act 2010 set targets for governments to eliminate child poverty add something


The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 sought to improve the workplace rights of people working for employment agencies add something


The Equality Act 2010 required equal treatment in access to employment as well as private and public services add something


The Mortgage Repossessions Act of 2010 created protection for unauthorised tenants add something


In April 2010, Brown asked the Queen to dissolve Parliament and call new elections, which included the first televised leadership debates in British History add something


Brown announced on 10 May 2010 that he would stand down as Labour Leader, with a view to a successor being chosen before the next Labour Party Conference in September 2010 add something


On 10 May 2010, Brown announced he would stand down as leader of the Labour Party, and instructed the party to put into motion the processes to elect a new leader add something


His tenure ended on 11 May 2010, when he resigned as Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party add something


On 11 May 2010, Brown officially resigned as Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party add something


On 13 May 2010, in his first public appearance since leaving 10 Downing Street, two days after resigning as Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party, Brown confirmed he intended to stay on in Parliament, serving as a Labour backbencher, in order to serve the people of his Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency add something


Frank Luntz - During the 2010 UK General Election, Luntz led focus groups during the Prime Ministerial debates between Gordon Brown, David_Cameron and Nick Clegg, and wrote about his findings for "The Sun", and appeared on the BBCs Daily Politics


Pat McFadden (British politician) - Following Labour's defeat in the 2010 election and the resignation of Gordon Brown, McFadden was named in interim leader Harriet Harman's shadow cabinet as Shadow Business Secretary


Andy Burnham - Following the resignation of Gordon Brown as Leader of the Labour Party after the 2010 general election, Andy Burnham declared his intention to stand in the subsequent Labour leadership contest


Geoff Hoon - On 6 January 2010, he and fellow ex-minister Patricia Hewitt jointly called for a secret ballot on the future of the leadership of Gordon Brown


Alistair Darling - Gordon Brown confirmed on 10 March 2010 that Alistair Darling would deliver his third budget before the general election, and this budget was delivered on 24 March 2010.


Fox Jackson-Keen - On March 8, 2010, Jackson-Keen and three other boys from the cast were invited to 10 Downing Street, and met with Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Alistair_Darling, Peter Mandelson and Minister for Culture and Tourism Margaret Hodge


David Tennant - In 2010 he declared his support for British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, in April 2010 he lent his voice to a Labour Party election broadcast and in 2012 introduced Labour leader Ed Miliband at the Labour Party Conference


Alastair Stewart - On 15 April 2010, Stewart moderated the first ever United Kingdom leaders debates between the Prime Ministerial candidates in the 2010 general election, featuring the incumbent Gordon Brown, Conservative leader David Cameron and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, debating on live television


David Cameron - On 11 May 2010, following the resignation of Gordon Brown as Prime Minister and on his recommendation, Queen Elizabeth II invited Cameron to form a government.


Nick Clegg - Gordon Brown's resignation on 11 May 2010 meant that Cameron was invited by the Queen to form a government and a coalition with the Liberal Democrats was agreed with Nick Clegg as the Deputy Prime Minister


Harriet Harman - Following the resignation of Gordon Brown as Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party on 11 May 2010, Harman automatically became the temporary leader of the party as well as the Leader of the Opposition, entitling her to the salary and government car that come with the role


Harriet Harman - Following the resignation of Gordon Brown as Prime Minister and Labour Leader on 11 May 2010 following his failure to win the general election five days earlier, Harman became interim Party Leader and interim Leader of the Opposition


Sarah Brown (wife of Gordon Brown) - The 2010 general election saw no party command an overall majority, but the Conservatives had the most seats, and ultimately formed a government in coalition with the Liberal Democrats on 11 May 2010 after Gordon Brown's attempts to keep Labour in power failed


Iain Stewart (politician) - In his maiden speech to the house, on 25 June 2010, he paid tribute to Alan Turing, and Gordon Brown's official apology for the state's persecution of Turing


Andrew Rawnsley - An expanded paperback edition, taking the story up to the day of Gordon Brown's resignation after the 2010 general election, was published on 30 September 2010


Harriet Harman - In November 2010, "The Times" reported that at the end of 2009 Harman had hosted a new year's house party at her second home in Suffolk with guests including Patricia Hewitt, at "least one other minister" and another MP. It reported that she told guests that Gordon Brown was "hopeless" and that there were at least five members of the Cabinet who would tell Gordon Brown that he should resign


In 2011 Brown stated he had wanted the details of his son's condition kept private and that the publication had left him "in tears" add something


In April 2011, media reports linked Brown with the role as the next Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund following the scheduled retirement of Dominique Strauss-Kahn add something


On 22 April 2011 it was announced that Brown would be taking on an unpaid advisory role at the World Economic Forum add something


Following the arrest of Strauss-Kahn for alleged sexual assault in May 2011, and his subsequent resignation, these reports re-surfaced add something


In July 2012 Brown was named by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as a &United_Nations Special Envoy on Global Education add something


John Lydon - Appearing on the BBC's "Question Time" on 5 July 2012, Lydon questioned the notion of a parliamentary inquiry into the banking industry, saying "How on earth is Parliament going to discuss this really when both sides, left and right, are connected to this- This doesn't just go back to Brown, this is part of the ongoing problem


Later, Brown played a crucial role in the campaign surrounding the Scottish independence referendum of 2014, galvanizing support behind maintaining the union add something


On 1 December 2014, Brown announced that he would stand down from parliament in 2015 add something


In December 2015, Brown took his first large-scale role in the private sector since standing down as prime minister in 2010, becoming an advisor to Pimco add something


In 2017, Brown published his autobiography, "My Life, Our Times" add something