Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

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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

It’s really hectic at work just now; my postbag is heavier than ever – not that I’m complaining!  It is good to know that people are finding me when they want to.

Housing in London - March 2009

It’s really hectic at work just now; my postbag is heavier than ever – not that I’m complaining!  It is good to know that people are finding me when they... Read more

Last week, during Parliament’s Recess Week, I travelled to Brussels to have a number of meetings, one of which was with the women’s wing of the Party of European Socialists.  I was surprised and delighted to have been chosen as the UK Labour Party’s representative, though it is not the first time I have ventured into the complex and exciting world of European political networks.

Brussels and the Recession - Feb 2009

Last week, during Parliament’s Recess Week, I travelled to Brussels to have a number of meetings, one of which was with the women’s wing of the Party of European Socialists. ... Read more

Welcoming the Prime Minister to Newham is becoming a bit of habit.  Gordon was here again, this time to mark the halfway point between us winning the bid and the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games.  He told me he always enjoyed his visits here, despite my bending his ear.  I hope his visits are becoming a habit that he will not want to break.  This time he was accompanied by Tessa Jowell, the Olympics Minister, and Andy Burnham the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

Olympic Site - Jan 2009

Welcoming the Prime Minister to Newham is becoming a bit of habit.  Gordon was here again, this time to mark the halfway point between us winning the bid and the... Read more

It has not been the best of starts to the New Year.

A Bad Start to the Year - Jan 2009

It has not been the best of starts to the New Year. Read more

Like many of you, I guess, I spend this time of year reflecting upon the past twelve months and making plans for the future.  It has been a really special year for me, personally, as this was the year I finally married the man that I have lived with and loved for over sixteen years.  

Happy New Year 2009

Like many of you, I guess, I spend this time of year reflecting upon the past twelve months and making plans for the future.  It has been a really special... Read more

We have discovered that my niece, Aimee, who has just had her fourth birthday, has taken to watching the news.  My sister was a little surprised to have a horror-struck child with a trembling lip arrive in the kitchen.  Woolworths was closing.  Aimee has been a loyal and trusted customer of Woolworths on Wanstead High St for much of her life.  Its shop was full of wonders for a little girl and could always be relied upon to have that little toy that she absolutely needed.  Now this important part of her life was going to close for ever.

The Economy and Parliamentary Arrests - Dec 2008

We have discovered that my niece, Aimee, who has just had her fourth birthday, has taken to watching the news.  My sister was a little surprised to have a horror-struck... Read more

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