Councillor Matthew Brown

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  • Election History
  • Party History
  • Ward History
  • Committees
  • Outside Bodies
  • Members Interests
04 May 2012
First Elected::
04 May 2007


Councillor Matthew Brown was first elected to the Council in 1977 when it was known as Cunninghame District Council. He served as Provost during this time.  He was then elected to North Ayrshire Council in 2007 representing the Irvine West ward and acted as SNP Group Leader for three years.


Councillor Brown is the Chair of the Planning Committee & Local Review Body and sits on the Local Development Plan Committee and the Irvine Locality Planning Partnership.  He also represents North Ayrshire Council on the Ayrshire Joint Planning Service Steering Group and the Ayrshire Valuation Joint Board


Councillor Brown was first employed with Rolls Royce as an engineer.  He then moved into the field of Law; specialising in court matters, specifically Criminal Law. He is married with two sons and has four grandchildren.



Surgery Details


Date Location From Until   
2nd and 4th Thursday of every month Volunteer Rooms
High Street
KA12 0AL
5.15 p.m. 6.30 p.m. 
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Election History

Fri 4 May 2007 Wed 2 May 2012 Re-elected
Fri 4 May 2012 Thu 4 May 2017 End of administration term.

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Scottish National Party (SNP)Fri 4 May 2012 Thu 4 May 2017

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Ward 01 - Irvine WestFri 4 May 2007 Wed 2 May 2012
Ward 01 - Irvine WestFri 4 May 2012 Thu 4 May 2017

Current Committee Memberships

Not a current member of any Committee.

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
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North Ayrshire Council Member16 May 201204 May 2017
Planning Committee Chairperson16 May 201204 May 2017
Local Review Body Chairperson16 May 201204 May 2017
Local Development Plan Committee Member16 May 201204 May 2017
North Ayrshire Council (Planning) Member04 May 201204 May 2017

Current Outside Body Appointments

Not a current member of any Outside Body.

Past Outside Body Appointments

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring Officer 
24 April 201324 April 2013 View

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNature 
Scrutiny and Petitions Committee28 November 2012Non-Pecuniary View
Scrutiny and Petitions Committee11 March 2015Non-Pecuniary View
Scrutiny and Petitions Committee27 January 2016Non-Pecuniary View
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