Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

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It is fairly easy to be gloomy at this time of the year. The nights have drawn in, and the last bank holiday was almost three months ago. Christmas feels a long way off. Reading national newspapers or watching the news brings little cheer.

Good News - Nov 2009

It is fairly easy to be gloomy at this time of the year. The nights have drawn in, and the last bank holiday was almost three months ago. Christmas feels... Read more

I am not sure how many of you spent a lot of time watching the various Party conferences during Conference season. 

Tory Conference 2009

I am not sure how many of you spent a lot of time watching the various Party conferences during Conference season.  Read more

In May this year I travelled to Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, as part of a delegation from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

Sierra Leone - Sept 2009

In May this year I travelled to Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, as part of a delegation from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Read more

Every November I host the Pigeon Fanciers’ annual dinner in the House of Commons.  It is an event that Tony Banks fostered when he was MP for West Ham and it got passed to me.

Marathon 2009

Every November I host the Pigeon Fanciers’ annual dinner in the House of Commons.  It is an event that Tony Banks fostered when he was MP for West Ham and... Read more

One of the best parts of my job is attending the celebration of achievement days at local schools.  Each year I attend a number of them, handing out certificates and prizes to young people, to mark their successes in school.

Exam Results - Aug 2009

One of the best parts of my job is attending the celebration of achievement days at local schools.  Each year I attend a number of them, handing out certificates and... Read more

This year, I have been collecting books and waiting for the opportunity to indulge myself.  

Summer Reading - Aug 2009

This year, I have been collecting books and waiting for the opportunity to indulge myself.   Read more

Last Friday, amid all the turbulence at Westminster, I visited a place of beauty and calm right in the middle of our bustling Borough.

West Ham Park and Apprenticeships - June 2009

Last Friday, amid all the turbulence at Westminster, I visited a place of beauty and calm right in the middle of our bustling Borough. Read more

Sometimes, battling for the Olympic legacy stops me from seeing and celebrating the good stuff that the Games are already bringing.

Olympics Legacy - April 2009

Sometimes, battling for the Olympic legacy stops me from seeing and celebrating the good stuff that the Games are already bringing. Read more

Last week, I was honoured to address a United Nations Commission at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Addressing the UN - April 2009

Last week, I was honoured to address a United Nations Commission at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Read more

LAST week, I received a very upsetting letter from a woman in my constituency.  A dog had attacked and killed her pet cat.  The dog appears to have deliberately been provoked and set onto the cat by a group of young people nearby.  It was a wanton act of malice and cruelty.

Dangerous Dogs - March 2009

LAST week, I received a very upsetting letter from a woman in my constituency.  A dog had attacked and killed her pet cat.  The dog appears to have deliberately been... Read more

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