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The Rt Hon. the Lord Browne of Ladyton

Life peer


The Rt Hon. the Lord Browne of Ladyton was born Desmond Browne on 22 March 1952 , and is a Labour Life peer sitting in the House of Lords since 22 July 2010. He previously sat in the House Of Commons as MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun.


In the past, Lord Browne of Ladyton has held the position of Secretary of State for Scotland (2007 to 2008), Secretary of State for Defence (2006 to 2008), Chief Secretary to the Treasury (2005 to 2006), Minister of State (Home Office) (Citizenship, Immigration and Nationality) (2004 to 2005), Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Work) (2003 to 2004), Parliamentary Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (2001 to 2003) in government.

He was Shadow Spokesperson (Scotland) (2011 to 2012) in opposition.

Focus Areas

Lord Browne of Ladyton has the following focus areas :
Policy Interests - Crime, civil law, justice and rights; Defence; International affairs; Science and Technology
World Areas - Euro-Atlantic Area

You can contact Lord Browne of Ladyton in the following ways:


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW

Phone : 020 7219 4501

Email : browned@parliament.uk