Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

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I spent Saturday morning collecting signatures for our petition, in support of Labour’s Five Point Plan for the economy.  It was great to meet so many of you, but painful to hear about the problems you face.

Getting the Economy Moving - Dec 2011

I spent Saturday morning collecting signatures for our petition, in support of Labour’s Five Point Plan for the economy.  It was great to meet so many of you, but painful... Read more

The two minutes’ Remembrance Day observation is rightly emotionally charged.  It is our time to consider the fallen, the maimed and their families and to honour them, whether from current and recent action or from wars long past.

Remembrance Day 2010

The two minutes’ Remembrance Day observation is rightly emotionally charged.  It is our time to consider the fallen, the maimed and their families and to honour them, whether from current... Read more

I always attend the Remembrance Day service in All Saints Church, West Ham.  This year was no exception and I was also able to join an equally beautiful and moving ceremony at the Cenotaph in Central Park, East Ham.

Remembrance Day 2011

I always attend the Remembrance Day service in All Saints Church, West Ham.  This year was no exception and I was also able to join an equally beautiful and moving... Read more

I’m sure many parents sighed with relief:  the waiting over, envelopes opened.  We know whether our children’s grades secured the University, College or career of choice.

Exam Results - Aug 2011

I’m sure many parents sighed with relief:  the waiting over, envelopes opened.  We know whether our children’s grades secured the University, College or career of choice. Read more

Sometimes, in Parliament, an eagerly anticipated debate produces drama, seemingly from nowhere.

So it was last week.

Drama Came From Nowhere - June 2011

Sometimes, in Parliament, an eagerly anticipated debate produces drama, seemingly from nowhere. So it was last week. Read more

In the House of Commons, it is stories about real people’s lives that bring a hush to the Chamber.

Women and Pensions - June 2011

In the House of Commons, it is stories about real people’s lives that bring a hush to the Chamber. Read more

A couple of Thursdays ago, I spoke at a national libraries conference in Warwick.  It was a lively event, with lots of animated discussion and impassioned voices.  On the same day, the Home Secretary was addressing a conference.  She was heard in absolute silence:  no laughter, no applause, no roars of approval nor of dissent.  It is a tale of two conferences.

The Grim Reality of Police Cuts - June 2011

A couple of Thursdays ago, I spoke at a national libraries conference in Warwick.  It was a lively event, with lots of animated discussion and impassioned voices.  On the same... Read more

Housing is one of the biggest issues raised at my surgeries, in my post-box and when I’m out and about.  Naturally, when a debate was called on the state of housing in London, I just had to speak.

Housing Horrors - May 2011

Housing is one of the biggest issues raised at my surgeries, in my post-box and when I’m out and about.  Naturally, when a debate was called on the state of... Read more

I wonder how many readers of this column lined the Mall last week to watch the pomp and pageant of the royal wedding, or attended street parties in celebration?  The wedding went off without a hitch.  We always do state occasions rather well.

The Olympic Legacy - May 2011

I wonder how many readers of this column lined the Mall last week to watch the pomp and pageant of the royal wedding, or attended street parties in celebration?  The... Read more

Parliament is currently in recess.  Despite rumours to the contrary, work does not stop.  Thank you for telling me about things that matter to you.  Without doubt, the biggest issue of the moment is the Welfare Reform Bill.

Failing the Fairness Test - April 2011

Parliament is currently in recess.  Despite rumours to the contrary, work does not stop.  Thank you for telling me about things that matter to you.  Without doubt, the biggest issue... Read more

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