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Last Updated: Tuesday June 12 2007 15:30 GMT

Find out about Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown

  • His real name is James Gordon Brown

  • He was born in Glasgow

  • His dad was a Church of Scotland minister

  • He was super clever at school and went to uni when he was 16

  • He's married to Sarah. They have two young sons - John and Fraser
    Gordon and his family
    Gordon and his family

  • Before he went into politics, he was a lecturer and worked in television

  • He became an MP in 1983

  • He supports Raith Rovers footie club

  • He was quoted as being an Arctic Monkeys fan

  • He has two brothers - John and Andrew

  • He used to be good at rugby and tennis

  • He's wanted to be PM for a long time, but reportedly stepped aside to let Tony Blair go for the job, way back in 1994

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