Who is Gordon Brown?

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; Special envoy for global education, United Nations 2012-

Political interests

Economic policy, employment, health, social security, Scotland