|The Right Honourable Dr. Sir
KG OM MP
|Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|
May 4 2025
|Preceded by||Peter Mandelson|
|Leader of the Labour Party|
May 4 2025
|Preceded by||Peter Mandelson|
|Secretary of State for Education|
September 19 2023 – May 4 2025
|Prime Minister||Peter Mandelson|
|Preceded by||Sam Ellis|
|Succeeded by||Joe Vinson|
|Member of Parliament
for Camborne and Redruth
5 May 2020
|Preceded by||George Eustice|
|Born||Matthew James Brown
17 July 1991
|Residence||Camborne, United Kingdom|
|Alma mater||University of the West of England|
|Occupation||Epic Blogger, Avid tweeter|
Matthew Brown, born in 1991, is the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in a blogging universe that has existed since late 2009. Starting off as a notional Business Secretary for David Callaghan, and potential Transport Secretary to Joe Vinson, his Labour Party swept to victory in 2025.
Born to more parents than he cares to remember in July 1991, Matthew grew up spending most of his time with his mother, Tracy. Attending Trevithick CP School from age 5 to 11, he took an interest in school politics from an early age. On joining Camborne Science and Community College in 2002, he worked closely with teachers and students alike from the beginning, spending four years as a 'Form Rep.', sitting on the full School Council, or Student Voice from Year 12 through 14. He became Deputy Head Boy after losing the Head Boy elections by three votes in 2008 and served a full academic year, representing the Sixth Form on the Council and acting as Secretary. Whilst at Camborne School, he excelled in most academic subjects, being in the top set of each subject. At A-Level he opted to study English Language and Literature, History and Religious Studies, in this case Philosophy and Ethics.
University, Parish Councillor and joining the Labour Party
Brown joined the Labour Party aged 18 in 2009, having been a broad supporter of the party since he was 15. When asked why he hadn't joined sooner, he stated that he would have but "the party didn't accept my type of bank card". During the 2010 General Election he campaigned for Jude Robinson, the local Labour candidate. During this period he also served as Deputy, and later Member of Youth Parliament for his West Cornwall constituency. He limited his party activities whilst D/MYP to concentrate on serving the young people he represented without external influence.
After a third year at his Sixth Form, he joined the University of the West of England, Bristol to study Philosophy in September 2010. During his first weeks he joined both the Amnesty International and Labour Party societies within the Students' Union, initially taking the role of Campaigns Officer in Amnesty. At the first AGM of the Labour Society he was elected President. He also worked with the Union as a 'Student Rep', continuing his trend of representing fellow students and working with staff.
In May 2010 Brown stood in local elections at District level for South Gloucestershire Council and the Parish within which the university fell, Stoke Gifford. Whilst he was not elected to District, he did join the Parish as the only Labour member. His District efforts saw a 17.4% increase in Labour votes compared to previous elections, securing his standing within the party.
Brown stood successfully as the Labour candidate for his home constituency of Camborne and Redruth, ousting the former Conservative holder in 2020. Aged 29 he became one of the younger MPs of the party and was given a junior position within the Department for Education as Minister for Schools. After two years he became Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and headed up a reform of the Universities fees system, offering greater loans and grants to cover the costs of living.
In the 2020 General Election his former Youth Parliamentary colleague Joe Vinson was also elected. Far from the "Tony and Mandy" relationship the two had formerly held, their partnership was more that of equals. Vinson worked as a Minister for Further Education, and moved to a Home Office ministerial role on Brown's promotion to Secretary of State for Education in 2023. During his time as the Secretary, he completely rewrote the National Curriculum and gave balance to the Arts, Sciences and Humanities, whilst also re-focusing on Modern Foreign Languages.
In September 2024 the then Prime Minister, The Lord Mandelson of Hartlepool unexpectedly announced his pending resignation on the next General Election, sparking a leadership contest. Brown entered against a field of candidates from across the Cabinet and Party, but ultimately won with 62.7% of the popular votes, and the backing of the Union Bloc. Following the leadership contest, Labour gained five points in the polls and maintained a steady lead over the months until the election. He remained Education Secretary until the election, and entered Downing Street as Prime Minister of May 4th 2025, just under 5 years after being first elected as an MP.
Included in his Cabinet were Joe Vinson as Home Secretary and First Secretary of State and Deputy Leader Kate Taylor, initially as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and his current Chancellor of the Exchequer. A full list of the current Cabinet can be found here.
Titles, honours and awards
- Mr Matthew James Brown (1991-2010, 2011, 2015)
- Mr Matthew James Brown MYP (2010-11)
- Cllr Matthew James Brown (2011-15)
- Dr Matthew James Brown (2015-20)
- Dr Matthew James Brown MP (2020-23)
- The Rt Hon. Dr Matthew James Brown MP (2023)
- The Rt Hon. Dr Sir Matthew James Brown MP (2023-present)
Brown was awarded a Knighthood for services to education by HM The Queen in 2023 and granted the Order of Merit the following year. During the French Crisis of 2027, his continued service led to the Queen also granting him the [Order of the Garter]], the highest personal honour that a monarch can give. this makes him, at present, the only serving Prime Minister to hold such a title in recent times.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Camborne and Redruth
|Secretary of State for Education
|Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
|Minister for the Civil Service
|First Lord of the Treasury
|Party political offices|
|Leader of the Labour Party