Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

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The last couple of weeks in Westminster have been dominated by a debate on the Budget.  It’s been grim, listening to the roll call of cuts that will result in so many job losses and misery.

Budget 2011

The last couple of weeks in Westminster have been dominated by a debate on the Budget.  It’s been grim, listening to the roll call of cuts that will result in... Read more

I write this column, sitting in my kitchen, watching the horror unfold in Libya.

Human Rights - March 2011

I write this column, sitting in my kitchen, watching the horror unfold in Libya. Read more

I write this column from my kitchen; the telly in the corner is playing the BBC Parliament channel.

NHS Reform - Feb 2011

I write this column from my kitchen; the telly in the corner is playing the BBC Parliament channel. Read more

The first few days back at the Office after the Christmas break involved an enormous amount of letter opening, checking emails and returning calls. The postman often tells me that I receive more letters than any other MP.  I have to say that is no surprise.

 

We Need to Support our Young - Jan 2011

The first few days back at the Office after the Christmas break involved an enormous amount of letter opening, checking emails and returning calls. The postman often tells me that... Read more

Christmas has, once again, been and gone..  I bought the majority of my presents, most of them on-line as usual, put up a few decorations and just about sent out all my Christmas cards in time for the last post.

Christmas 2010

Christmas has, once again, been and gone..  I bought the majority of my presents, most of them on-line as usual, put up a few decorations and just about sent out... Read more

Last week, the trebling of student fees was the only real topic of debate.  I must admit there were times I dared to dream that the Government could actually be defeated.  But, as they currently have a majority of 84 votes, it was never going to be an easy win.

Education Fees - Dec 2010

Last week, the trebling of student fees was the only real topic of debate.  I must admit there were times I dared to dream that the Government could actually be... Read more

During the last few weeks there have been two tragic murders in our Borough:  two senseless murders, for which we may never have an explanation nor understand.  The first occurred at the Green Gate pub, in the very early hours of 15th October.  The murder followed a private party.  Tempers flared and a young man died.  It was a pointless killing, which has ruined the lives of at least two families and badly affected everyone in the room.

Murders in Newham - Oct 2010

During the last few weeks there have been two tragic murders in our Borough:  two senseless murders, for which we may never have an explanation nor understand.  The first occurred... Read more

One of the most enjoyable aspects of being an MP is the opportunity to visit our local schools.  I always leave feeling uplifted after witnessing the fantastic work that teachers, teaching assistants, volunteers and parents do to ensure our young people have the best possible start in life.

St Luke's School - Oct 2010

One of the most enjoyable aspects of being an MP is the opportunity to visit our local schools.  I always leave feeling uplifted after witnessing the fantastic work that teachers,... Read more

It has been a strange two weeks in Parliament: a fortnight slipped in, between the August break and the conference season.
Usually, at this time of year, MPs are beavering away in their constituencies, preparing for the Autumn term, a Queens speech and generally sorting out the office before the start of a new Parliamentary year.

Cuts and Clegg - Sept 2010

It has been a strange two weeks in Parliament: a fortnight slipped in, between the August break and the conference season.Usually, at this time of year, MPs are beavering away... Read more

Every now and again, I use this column to explain my position on issues which are not party political, but which form part of our national conversation. 

Assisted Suicide - March 2010

Every now and again, I use this column to explain my position on issues which are not party political, but which form part of our national conversation.  Read more

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