Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

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The stories that have been emerging in recent months about our Government’s treatment of people from the Windrush generation are horrifying. They arrived here to help rebuild communities like West Ham after the devastation of World War II, and they have contributed in so many ways throughout their lives.  Our Government is repaying many of them with hostility, threatening them with imprisonment and deportation simply for failing to possess documents that were never freely offered and never previously required.

Statement on the Windrush generation crisis

The stories that have been emerging in recent months about our Government’s treatment of people from the Windrush generation are horrifying. They arrived here to help rebuild communities like West... Read more

I am thoroughly delighted to return to the Front Bench in Parliament, doing a job tailor-made for me:  Shadow Minister for Social Inclusion and Social Mobility.

Newham Recorder Column: Social Mobility

I am thoroughly delighted to return to the Front Bench in Parliament, doing a job tailor-made for me:  Shadow Minister for Social Inclusion and Social Mobility. Read more

Last week the environment secretary, Michael Gove, finally admitted he wants to ban shock collars for dogs and cats.  About time.

Newham Recorder Column: Banning Dog Collars

Last week the environment secretary, Michael Gove, finally admitted he wants to ban shock collars for dogs and cats.  About time. Read more

Last week, Theresa May proposed a law to tackle online abuse.  It’s high time the government recognised the scale of the problem and the damage it does, especially to young adults, and to the quality of sensible public debate.

Newham Recorder Column: Online Abuse

Last week, Theresa May proposed a law to tackle online abuse.  It’s high time the government recognised the scale of the problem and the damage it does, especially to young... Read more

Lyn Brown calls upon the Foreign Secretary to retract the comments made to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee regarding Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian dual national currently imprisoned in Iran.

Lyn comments on the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Lyn Brown calls upon the Foreign Secretary to retract the comments made to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee regarding Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian dual national currently imprisoned in Iran. Read more

In her speech yesterday on child refugees, Lyn brought up two specific cases that she is concerned about:

Speech on child refugees

In her speech yesterday on child refugees, Lyn brought up two specific cases that she is concerned about: Read more

On 17 October Lyn made the following speech in a Parliamentary debate on the persecution of the Rohingya by the Myanmar government:

Speech on Rohingya and the Myanmar Government

On 17 October Lyn made the following speech in a Parliamentary debate on the persecution of the Rohingya by the Myanmar government: Read more

Lyn has called upon the Government to do more to secure the release of two British-Iranian dual nationals, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Kamal Foroughi, from detention in Iran.

Lyn comments on the cases of British-Iranian dual nationals

Lyn has called upon the Government to do more to secure the release of two British-Iranian dual nationals, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Kamal Foroughi, from detention in Iran. Read more

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

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