Electoral history of Gordon Brown

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This is a summary of the electoral history of Gordon Brown, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Labour Party from 27 June 2007 to 11 May 2010. He was an MP from 1983 until his retirement before the 2015 election.

Parliamentary elections[edit]

1979 General Election, Edinburgh South[edit]

United Kingdom general election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Ancram 17,986 39.7
Labour Gordon Brown 15,526 34.3
Liberal J.P.B Lovell 7,400 16.4
SNP R. Shirley 3,800 8.4
Ecology S.M. Biggar 552 1.2
Majority 2,460 5.4
Turnout 45,264 77.3
Conservative hold Swing

1983 General Election, Dunfermline East[edit]

General Election 1983: Dunfermline East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gordon Brown 18,515 51.5
SDP–Liberal Alliance D Harcus 7,214 20.1
Conservative C Shenton 6,764 18.8
SNP G Hunter 2,573 7.2
Communist (Scotland) A Maxwell 864 2.4
Majority 11,301 31.4
Turnout 72.0
Labour hold Swing

1987 General Election, Dunfermline East[edit]

General Election 1987: Dunfermline East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gordon Brown 25,381 64.5 +13.0
Conservative C Shenton 5,792 14.8 -4.0
SDP–Liberal Alliance E Harris 4,122 10.5 -9.6
SNP A McGarry 3,901 10.0 +2.8
Majority 19,589 49.7
Turnout 76.6
Labour hold Swing

1992 General Election, Dunfermline East[edit]

General Election 1992: Dunfermline East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gordon Brown 23,692 62.4 -3.1
Conservative M Tennant 6,248 16.5 +1.7
SNP J Lloyd 5,746 15.1 +5.1
Liberal Democrat T Little 2,262 6.0 -4.5
Majority 17,444 45.9
Turnout 75.6
Labour hold Swing

1997 General Election, Dunfermline East[edit]

General Election 1997: Dunfermline East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gordon Brown 24,441 66.8 +4.4
SNP J Ramage 5,690 15.6 +0.5
Conservative I Mitchell 3,656 10.0 -6.5
Liberal Democrat J Tolson 2,164 5.9 -0.1
Referendum T Dunsmore 632 1.7 +1.7
Majority 18,751 51.2
Turnout 69.6
Labour hold Swing

2001 General Election, Dunfermline East[edit]

General Election 2001: Dunfermline East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gordon Brown 19,487 64.8 -2.0
SNP Johnny Mellon 4,424 14.7 -0.8
Conservative Stuart Randall 2,838 9.4 -0.6
Liberal Democrat John Mainland 2,281 7.6 +1.7
Scottish Socialist Andrew Jackson 770 2.6 N/A
UKIP Tom Dunsmore 286 1.0 N/A
Majority 15,063 50.1
Turnout 30,086 57.0 -13.2
Labour hold Swing

2005 General Election, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath[edit]

General Election 2005: Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gordon Brown 24,278 58.1 n/a
SNP Alan Bath 6,062 14.5 n/a
Liberal Democrats Alex Cole-Hamilton 5,450 13.0 n/a
Conservative Stuart Randall 4,308 10.3 n/a
Scottish Socialist Steve West 666 1.6 n/a
UKIP Peter Adams 516 1.2 n/a
Scottish Senior Citizens James Parker 425 1.0 n/a
Independent Elizabeth Kwantes 47 0.1 n/a
Independent Pat Sargent 44 0.1 n/a
Majority 18,216 43.6 n/a
Turnout 41,796 58.4 n/a

2010 General Election, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath[edit]

General Election 2010: Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gordon Brown 29,559 64.5 +6.4
SNP Douglas Chapman 6,550 14.3 -0.2
Liberal Democrats John Mainland 4,269 9.3 -3.7
Conservative Lindsay Paterson 4,258 9.3 -1.0
UKIP Peter Adams 760 1.7 +0.5
Independent Susan Archibald 184 0.4
Independent Donald MacLaren of MacLaren 165 0.4
Landless Peasant Party Derek Jackson 57 0.1
Majority 23,009 50.2 +6.6
Turnout 45,802 62.2 +3.8
Labour hold Swing +3.3%

United Kingdom general election, 2010[edit]

On 6 May 2010 the Conservative Party, under David Cameron, became the largest party in the House of Commons but did not obtain a full majority and a coalition government was subsequently formed between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.

e • d Summary of the May 2010 House of Commons of the United Kingdom election results
Political party Leader Candidates Votes
Nominated Elected Of total (%) Gained Lost Net Count Proportion
of total (%)
Change in
proportion (%)
Conservative[table 1][table 2] David Cameron 631 306 47.1 100 3 +97 10,703,654 36.1 +3.7
Labour Gordon Brown 631 258 39.7 3 94 −91 8,606,517 29.0 −6.2
Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg 631 57 8.8 8 13 −5 6,836,248 23.0 +1.0
UKIP Lord Pearson 558 0 0 0 0 0 919,471 3.1 +0.9
BNP Nick Griffin 338 0 0 0 0 0 564,321 1.9 +1.2
SNP Alex Salmond 59 6 0.9 0 0 0 491,386 1.7 +0.1
Green Caroline Lucas 310 1 0.2 1 0 +1 265,243 0.9 −0.2
Sinn Féin Gerry Adams 17 5 0.8 0 0 0 171,942 0.6 −0.1
DUP Peter Robinson 16 8 1.2 0 1 −1 168,216 0.6 −0.3
Plaid Cymru Ieuan Wyn Jones 40 3 0.5 1 0 +1 165,394 0.6 −0.1
SDLP Margaret Ritchie 18 3 0.5 0 0 0 110,970 0.4 −0.1
UCU-NF Reg Empey 17 0 0 0 1 −1 102,361 0.3 −0.1
English Democrat Robin Tilbrook 107 0 0 0 0 0 64,826 0.2 0.2
Alliance David Ford 18 1 0.2 1 0 +1 42,762 0.1 0.0
Respect Salma Yaqoob 11 0 0 0 1 −1 33,251 0.1 −0.1
TUV Jim Allister 10 0 0 0 0 0 26,300 0.1 N/A
Speaker N/A 1 1 0.2 0 0 0 22,860 0.1 0.0
IndependentRodney Connor N/A 1 0 0 0 0 0 21,300 0.1 N/A
IndependentSylvia Hermon N/A 1 1 0.2 1 0 +1 21,181 0.1 N/A
Christian George Hargreaves 71 0 0 0 0 0 18,622 0.1 +0.1
Scottish Green Eleanor Scott and Patrick Harvie 20 0 0 0 0 0 16,827 0.1 0.0
Health Concern Richard Taylor 1 0 0 0 1 −1 16,150 0.1 0.0
IndependentBob Spink N/A 1 0 0 0 1 −1 12,174 0.0 N/A
TUSC Dave Nellist 37 0 0 0 0 0 11,913 0.0 N/A
National Front Ian Edward 17 0 0 0 0 0 10,784 0.0 0.0
Buckinghamshire Campaign for Democracy John Stevens 1 0 0 0 0 0 10,331 0.0 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Howling Laud Hope 27 0 0 0 0 0 7,510 0.0 0.0
Socialist Labour Arthur Scargill 23 0 0 0 0 0 7,196 0.0 −0.1
Liberal Rob Wheway 5 0 0 0 0 0 6,781 0.0 −0.1
Blaenau Gwent PV Dai Davies 1 0 0 0 1 −1 6,458 0.0 −0.1
Christian Peoples Alan Craig 17 0 0 0 0 0 6,276 0.0 0.0
Mebyon Kernow Dick Cole 6 0 0 0 0 0 5,379 0.0 0.0
Lincolnshire Independent Marianne Overton 3 0 0 0 0 0 5,311 0.0 N/A
Mansfield Independent Forum 1 0 0 0 0 0 4,339 0.0 N/A
Green (NI) Mark Bailey and Karly Greene 4 0 0 0 0 0 3,542 0.0 0.0
Socialist Alternative Peter Taaffe 4 0 0 0 0 0 3,298 0.0 0.0
Trust Stuart Wheeler 2 0 0 0 0 0 3,233 0.0 N/A
Scottish Socialist Colin Fox and Frances Curran 10 0 0 0 0 0 3,157 0.0 −0.1
People Before Profit N/A 1 0 0 0 0 0 2,936 0.0 N/A
Local Liberals People Before Politics 1 0 0 0 0 0 1,964 0.0 N/A
IndependentEsther Rantzen N/A 1 0 0 0 0 0 1,872 0.0 N/A
Alliance for Green Socialism Mike Davies 6 0 0 0 0 0 1,581 0.0 0.0
Social Democratic Peter Johnson 2 0 0 0 0 0 1,551 0.0 N/A
Pirate Andrew Robinson 9 0 0 0 0 0 1,348 0.0 N/A
Common Sense Party Howard Thomas 2 0 0 0 0 0 1,173 0.0 0.0
Staffordshire Independent Group 1 0 0 0 0 0 1,208 0.0 0.0
Tendring First 1 0 0 0 0 0 1,078 0.0 0.0
Solihull and Meriden Residents Association 2 0 0 0 0 0 977 0.0 0.0
Communist Robert Griffiths 6 0 0 0 0 0 947 0.0 0.0
Democratic Labour Brian Powell 1 0 0 0 0 0 842 0.0 0.0
English Independence Party 1 0 0 0 0 0 803 0.0 0.0
Democratic Nationalist Party 2 0 0 0 0 0 753 0.0 N/A
Save King George Hospital 1 0 0 0 0 0 746 0.0 0.0
Workers Revolutionary Sheila Torrance 7 0 0 0 0 0 738 0.0 0.0
Peace John Morris 3 0 0 0 0 0 737 0.0 0.0
Animal Protection N/A 4 0 0 0 0 0 675 0.0 0.0
Christian Movement for Great Britain 2 0 0 0 0 0 598 0.0 0.0
New Millennium Bean Party Captain Beany 1 0 0 0 0 0 558 0.0 0.0
Total 3720 650 100 115 116 −1 29,687,604 Turnout: 65.1
  1. ^ Note: this figure includes Philip Lardner in North Ayrshire and Arran, who is recorded by the BBC as an "Independent" due to him being disowned by the Conservative Party prior to polling day, but election rules prevented his nomination from being withdrawn and his ballot paper description could not be amended from "Scottish Conservative and Unionist" Statement – North Ayrshire and Arran, North Ayrshire Council
  2. ^ Note: this figure excludes John Bercow (Buckingham), who is recorded by the BBC as a "Conservative", despite the fact he is the incumbent Speaker

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