Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

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Recent reports from the north-western Rakhine region of Myanmar are horrifying. Tens of thousands of refugees have been fleeing across the border to Bangladesh over the past few weeks. Their testimonies are heartbreaking, and it is clear action is urgently needed. There is strong evidence that the violence directed at the Rohingya people is systematic, and is intended to drive them out of the country. If this is correct, it is ethnic cleansing and a crime against humanity.

Statement on recent escalation of violence against Rohingya in Myanmar

Recent reports from the north-western Rakhine region of Myanmar are horrifying. Tens of thousands of refugees have been fleeing across the border to Bangladesh over the past few weeks. Their... Read more

Many of you know I’m a big fan of crime novels. This year I’ve packed “Sunday Morning Coming Down;” By Nicci French, Claire Evans’s debut novel “The Fourteenth Letter” and “A Necessary Evil,” by Abir Mukherjee. I loved his debut, “A Rising Man,” that introduced a Scotland Yard detective, newly arrived in Calcutta to join the police, who becomes embroiled in the politics of Empire whilst attempting to solve a murder.

Newham Recorder Column: Fighting for more education funds

Many of you know I’m a big fan of crime novels. This year I’ve packed “Sunday Morning Coming Down;” By Nicci French, Claire Evans’s debut novel “The Fourteenth Letter” and... Read more

Like many generations of my family before me growing up in Newham, I was regaled with stories about my family’s exploits and the East End’s history.

Newham Recorder Column: Lyn Brown was reminded of some great characters while visiting Manor Park Cemetery

Like many generations of my family before me growing up in Newham, I was regaled with stories about my family’s exploits and the East End’s history. Read more

This week I spoke in a Westminster Hall debate on British prisoners in Iran:

British Prisoners in Iran

This week I spoke in a Westminster Hall debate on British prisoners in Iran: Read more

This week, I spoke in a debate about the recent acid attacks in London:

Acid Attacks

This week, I spoke in a debate about the recent acid attacks in London: Read more

As part of my role as Shadow Police Minister, I took part in a recent debate on the European Arrest Warrant

European Arrest Warrant

As part of my role as Shadow Police Minister, I took part in a recent debate on the European Arrest Warrant Read more

During the Easter Adjournment debate I spoke on a number of topics surrounding NHS care, including hysteroscopy and cancer care:

Easter Adjournment Debate

During the Easter Adjournment debate I spoke on a number of topics surrounding NHS care, including hysteroscopy and cancer care: Read more

In my role as Shadow Minister for Policing I spoke in a recent debate on fire and policing in Greater Manchester:

On Police and Fire in Greater Manchester

In my role as Shadow Minister for Policing I spoke in a recent debate on fire and policing in Greater Manchester: Read more

I spoke in the International Women's Day debate about the need to recognise the achievements of the Matchwomen of London's East End:

Let's remember the Bryant and May Matchwomen's strike

I spoke in the International Women's Day debate about the need to recognise the achievements of the Matchwomen of London's East End: Read more

I grew up in a loving family in Silvertown.

I didn’t know money was short, because my mum, like many others, worked hard to ensure my sister and I had all we needed and a bit more.

Child Poverty in Newham

I grew up in a loving family in Silvertown. I didn’t know money was short, because my mum, like many others, worked hard to ensure my sister and I had... Read more

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