Des Browne

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Person.png Des Browne  Rdf-icon.png
Born 1952-03-22
Kilwinning, Scotland
Alma mater University of Glasgow
Religion Roman Catholicism
Party Labour

Employment.png Secretary of State for Scotland Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
28 June 2007 - 3 October 2008
Succeeded by Jim Murphy

Employment.png Secretary of State for Defence Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
5 May 2006 - 3 October 2008
Deputy Bob Ainsworth
Preceded by John Reid
Succeeded by John Hutton

Employment.png Chief Secretary to the Treasury Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
6 May 2005 - 5 May 2006
Preceded by Paul Boateng
Succeeded by Stephen Timms

Employment.png Minister of State for Work & Pensions

In office
May 2003 - 1 April 2004
Des Browne is a former Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury (May 2005 - May 2006), Secretary of State for Defence (May 2006 - Oct 2008), and Scottish Secretary (Jun 2007 - Oct 2008).[1]

Browne was awarded a peerage in the dissolution honours list on 28 May 2010.[2]


  1. Des Browne: Electoral history and profile,, accessed 28 May 2010.
  2. Peerages, honours and appointments,, 28 May 2010.

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