Alan Brown MP


Alan Brown MP

Alan Brown proudly serves as the Member of Parliament for Kilmarnock and Loudoun. He has the honour of representing the wonderful people of this constituency, and has been fortunate enough to do so since my initial election in 2015, with re-elections in 2017 and 2019.

His journey in public service began as a local councillor for Ward 6 Irvine Valley in 2007. Together, he and his SNP colleagues formed a minority administration, with him taking on the role of Spokesperson for Planning. During his time in this position, he embarked on an ambitious capital program to upgrade local schools and address the housing needs of the community.

Beyond his professional life and political commitments, he have a range of interests that keep me grounded. He is an avid supporter of Kilmarnock Football Club, and makes it a point to attend matches regularly with his two sons, Kyle and Dylan. He is also a fan of the great outdoors, often taking long walks with his wife Cyndi. Camping and cooking are also two of his favourite pastimes, and when it comes to music, he has a soft spot for bands like The Clash, Sex Pistols, Jesus and Mary Chain, and 80s/early 90s music.

Alan's passion for community involvement started early, and he chaired the Newmilns Gala committee in 2006 to ensure a cherished local tradition continued. He was even invited to crown the Gala Queen in my early days as an MP, which he mentioned was a delightful experience.

His journey into politics was inspired by his love for the community and a desire to serve it better. Alan never imagined he would run for MP, but after contributing to local projects like the Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex, he felt a calling to higher-level politics.

In Westminster, Alan has had the privilege of holding various front-bench roles within the SNP, focusing on critical areas like energy, infrastructure, transport and pensions. His goal has always been to drive positive change in these policy areas and hold Westminster accountable for the interests of Scotland.

Alan currently sits on the Scottish Affairs Committee and holds several roles in All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs), including chairing the Energy Costs and Infrastructure groups.

Previously held front-bench spokesperson roles:

· Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Infrastructure and Energy): 20 June 2017 - 1 July 2018

· Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport): 20 June 2017 - 7 January 2020

· Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy): 1 July 2018 - 7 January 2020

· Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change): 7 January 2020 - 10 December 2022

· Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Pensions): December 2021 - December 2022

· Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Industrial Strategy): 12 December 2022 - 1 March 2023

· Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy Security & Net Zero): 1 March 2023 - 4 September 2023

Alan is grateful for the trust his constituents have placed in him, and he will continue working hard, remaining approachable, and representing his area with the utmost diligence.