Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

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On 19th January, I spoke in a debate on recent events in Kashmir:

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Kashmir

On 19th January, I spoke in a debate on recent events in Kashmir: Watch my speech here Read more

For my speech on Holocaust Memorial Day, I spoke about Holocaust survivors and London residents Alicia and Adam, and the need to reach out to today's refugee survivors:

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Holocaust Memorial Day

For my speech on Holocaust Memorial Day, I spoke about Holocaust survivors and London residents Alicia and Adam, and the need to reach out to today's refugee survivors: You can... Read more

In the early evening of January 19, 1917, Catherine Oates, a beautiful determined, fiercely loyal woman was walking in Silvertown when she was caught up in the biggest explosion London has ever seen. She was to become my Nan.

Lessons of justice can be learned from the Silvertown explosion

In the early evening of January 19, 1917, Catherine Oates, a beautiful determined, fiercely loyal woman was walking in Silvertown when she was caught up in the biggest explosion London... Read more

I’m a well organised woman. You can’t do my job otherwise. But Christmas is here and time’s running short for all my Christmas cards and late-ordered online presents. It’s been a bleak year for national and international politics. Our TV screens depict the devastation in Aleppo, all of Syria, and Yemen.

Celebrating and Thanking Local Heroes

I’m a well organised woman. You can’t do my job otherwise. But Christmas is here and time’s running short for all my Christmas cards and late-ordered online presents. It’s been a... Read more

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On the 1 December I spoke in the Transgender Equality debate. Speech Below:

Thank you Mr Speaker,

I have listened with interest to the excellent arguments made by Members about how the Gender Recognition Act and the Equality Act ought to be amended to better protect transgender equality rights.  I do hope the Government takes these arguments seriously and that they respond appropriately.  However, I want to use my speech to focus on a different aspect of the excellent report from the Women and Equalities Select Committee: the services provided for transgender people by the NHS.

Transgender Equality Debate Speech

On the 1 December I spoke in the Transgender Equality debate. Speech Below: Thank you Mr Speaker, I have listened with interest to the excellent arguments made by Members about... Read more

On the 28th October, I spoke about the Homelessness Reduction Bill in the Commons. Speech below.

Homelessness Reduction Bill

On the 28th October, I spoke about the Homelessness Reduction Bill in the Commons. Speech below. Read more

This week, as a nation, we make the most important decision in a generation, one that will impact upon our nation’s wealth and well-being, upon job opportunities and security, for us our children and our grandchildren.

Newham Recorder Column 22nd June

This week, as a nation, we make the most important decision in a generation, one that will impact upon our nation’s wealth and well-being, upon job opportunities and security, for... Read more

The State Opening of Parliament and the Queen’s Speech are always lavish and exciting occasions, but the pomp and ceremony have masked a Government coming apart at the seams.  The Tories are bitterly fighting amongst themselves.  Whilst Cameron’s eye is on Europe, his potential successors are sizing up his job.  A Tory Game of Thrones!  The White Walkers are out to get him.  Winter is coming.  Before we pity this beleaguered Prime Minister, remember it’s his weakness that brought us to the brink of exit from Europe, an exit that would be disastrous for Britain.

Winter Is Coming - June 1st

The State Opening of Parliament and the Queen’s Speech are always lavish and exciting occasions, but the pomp and ceremony have masked a Government coming apart at the seams.  The... Read more

On the 5th February, I spoke about the tragic passing of Labour MP Harry Harpham and in favour of amendments to the Riot Compensation Bill supporting riot victims. Speech below.

Riot Compensation Bill

On the 5th February, I spoke about the tragic passing of Labour MP Harry Harpham and in favour of amendments to the Riot Compensation Bill supporting riot victims. Speech below. Read more

Holocaust Memorial Day falls this week. Its theme is, Don’t Stand By.

Promises made after the Holocaust must be kept - January 2016

Holocaust Memorial Day falls this week. Its theme is, Don’t Stand By. Read more

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