Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

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September has been another difficult month and also a busy one.  There has been the dreadful economic meltdown in the global financial markets.  People are extremely concerned and worried for their financial security.  My job has been made more difficult by the fact that Parliament has not been sitting.  So it can be harder to get access to Cabinet and Ministerial colleagues, to ask the questions and seek the assurances that all is being done that can be done to protect the livelihoods, homes and jobs of constituents.

The Police Night Shift - Sept 2008

September has been another difficult month and also a busy one.  There has been the dreadful economic meltdown in the global financial markets.  People are extremely concerned and worried for... Read more

I have just come back from holiday and inevitably put on a few more pounds in weight.  Given I have spent the last two years slowly shedding some flab and excitedly buying news clothes, I really need to take some action and get rid of the result of too many ice creams and breakfast pastries and hopefully continue a downward spiral to a smaller size. 

Obesity and Health - Sept 2008

I have just come back from holiday and inevitably put on a few more pounds in weight.  Given I have spent the last two years slowly shedding some flab and... Read more

OVER the past months the country has acknowledged and celebrated the 60th anniversary of the NHS.

Standing up for the NHS - Aug 2008

OVER the past months the country has acknowledged and celebrated the 60th anniversary of the NHS. Read more

It has been a really tumultuous time in the political world, The Labour Government is having a tough time and every day seems to bring a new big event, a new big story.  Sometimes we feel rather buffeted by events. The important thing for me is to keep my eye on the ball and continue to press for the things that are important to the people who elected me. That’s what I continue to try to do with my ongoing campaigns to plug the poverty gap.

Housing - June 2008

It has been a really tumultuous time in the political world, The Labour Government is having a tough time and every day seems to bring a new big event, a... Read more

Harriet Harman got into grief with some in the media last week for wearing a stab vest out on a police patrol. Critics said it made her appear too scared to walk out in her own constituency without protection.  But, like me, Harriet lives in her London constituency, and neither of us wear stab jackets to go shopping, have a meal out or visit the local.

Policing - April 2008

Harriet Harman got into grief with some in the media last week for wearing a stab vest out on a police patrol. Critics said it made her appear too scared... Read more

Only someone living on Mars could not have noticed that it has been a rather difficult couple of weeks for the Government.  The only thing for a backbench MP to do in these circumstances is to keep on keeping on.  And so I have.  It has been a really busy couple of weeks.  I have received lots of letters from you all on many different subjects, made two substantive speeches about housing problems in Newham and contributed to a number of other debates.

We Are What We Do - Dec 2007

Only someone living on Mars could not have noticed that it has been a rather difficult couple of weeks for the Government.  The only thing for a backbench MP to... Read more

The State Opening of Parliament is always a lavish and exciting occasion in Parliament.  Some MP’s, though not any from the Labour side, wear hats to mark the uniqueness of the day.  It happens yearly, and almost always in November.  The Queen arrives through the Sovereign’s entrance, puts on her robes of state and takes her place in the House of Lords.

Queen's Speech 2007

The State Opening of Parliament is always a lavish and exciting occasion in Parliament.  Some MP’s, though not any from the Labour side, wear hats to mark the uniqueness of... Read more

When Parliament is not sitting, I get the chance to visit local businesses and services and talk with them about what they are doing.  It is often highly enjoyable.  A few weeks ago I visited Newham College and was very impressed by what I saw and heard.  How much it had changed since I went there very many years ago.

Newham College - Oct 2007

When Parliament is not sitting, I get the chance to visit local businesses and services and talk with them about what they are doing.  It is often highly enjoyable.  A... Read more

This week I have launched my own appeal to the people of Newham – to find the Best of Britain, the deserving volunteers who make this borough a better place to live and work, and try to make sure they get the recognition they truly deserve.

Everyday Heroes - Oct 2007

This week I have launched my own appeal to the people of Newham – to find the Best of Britain, the deserving volunteers who make this borough a better place... Read more

I am sure I was not the only Newham person in front of the TV screen shouting and screaming for Christine Ohuruogu as she did us proud, winning for our borough, and for Britain, a gold medal in the 400 metres at the World Athletics Championships, and a bronze in the relay. 

Christine Ohurugu - Sept 2007

I am sure I was not the only Newham person in front of the TV screen shouting and screaming for Christine Ohuruogu as she did us proud, winning for our... Read more

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