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PM to do holiday voluntary work

Gordon Brown
Mr Brown took his holidays in the UK last year as well

Gordon Brown will spend part of his summer break doing voluntary work in his Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency, officials have said.

The Guardian reported that the PM had told colleagues he wanted to spend a week doing community work as part of a month-long holiday.

It said No 10 had been reluctant to confirm this for fear it might be seen as a publicity stunt.

Downing Street confirmed the story but said details would remain private.

A spokesman said: "The prime minister will be undertaking some community voluntary work during his time in his constituency.

"For obvious reasons he has agreed with the organisations concerned that any work he does will be private."

Parliament is in recess and MPs have returned to their constituencies for the summer before the party conference season starts in September.

Last year Mr Brown and his family took their summer break near Southwold in Suffolk.



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