Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

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Song lyrics and books conjure languid images of “lazy, hazy, long, hot days of Summer,” with blue skies, dappled shade, far horizons and idyllic tranquillity.

Ready for Battle - September 2015

Song lyrics and books conjure languid images of “lazy, hazy, long, hot days of Summer,” with blue skies, dappled shade, far horizons and idyllic tranquillity. Read more

On the 11th of September 2015, I spoke against the Assisted Dying (No.2) Bill in the House of Commons during the Assisted Dying (No.2) Bill second reading debate. You can read my speech below.

Assisted Dying (No.2) Bill Speech 11th September 2015

On the 11th of September 2015, I spoke against the Assisted Dying (No.2) Bill in the House of Commons during the Assisted Dying (No.2) Bill second reading debate. You can... Read more

Over sixty MPs are down to speak in the Trade Union debate today. Given I spoke on Friday, I won't be able to deliver my speech. Here is why I will be voting against the Bill. 

Trade Union Bill

Over sixty MPs are down to speak in the Trade Union debate today. Given I spoke on Friday, I won't be able to deliver my speech. Here is why I... Read more

I'm glad to say the Labour Party voted against the Budget, against the Queen’s Speech and, contrary to misleading claims, against the Welfare Bill.

The vote on July's Welfare Reform and Work Bill explained

I'm glad to say the Labour Party voted against the Budget, against the Queen’s Speech and, contrary to misleading claims, against the Welfare Bill. Read more

I'm glad to say the Labour Party voted against the Budget, against the Queen’s Speech and, contrary to misleading claims, against the Welfare Bill.

Vote on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill explained

I'm glad to say the Labour Party voted against the Budget, against the Queen’s Speech and, contrary to misleading claims, against the Welfare Bill. Read more

Regular readers know that, each summer, I share my holiday reading material. Some folk kindly email me their own reading lists to entice me, or suggest titles they feel supplement my choices.

Summer Reading - August 2015

Regular readers know that, each summer, I share my holiday reading material. Some folk kindly email me their own reading lists to entice me, or suggest titles they feel supplement... Read more

What a nasty Budget Osborne hit us with. There are far more losers than winners. He tries conning us that a minimum wage is a good wage to live on. He scrapped maintenance allowances for the poorest students and massively cut further education; and made his mates’ Porsches cost the same to tax as an electric car.

Osborne’s ‘nasty Budget’ - July 2015

What a nasty Budget Osborne hit us with. There are far more losers than winners. He tries conning us that a minimum wage is a good wage to live on.... Read more

This Parliament started with a bang. We’ve had the European Union Referendum Bill, The Scotland Bill, Education and Adoption Bill, and next Wednesday, we get an ‘emergency budget.’

A cut to child tax credits would again prove that the Tories are not the party for working families- July 2015

This Parliament started with a bang. We’ve had the European Union Referendum Bill, The Scotland Bill, Education and Adoption Bill, and next Wednesday, we get an ‘emergency budget.’ Read more

When writing my last column, the shock and heartache of the election result was recent and raw. Not even the heart-warming outcome in Newham, and more widely in London, could temper it.

The Tory sell off of Housing Association homes will be disastrous for West Ham - June 2015

When writing my last column, the shock and heartache of the election result was recent and raw. Not even the heart-warming outcome in Newham, and more widely in London, could... Read more

The night of Thursday, May 7, and the morning after, will live long in my memory. I was both delighted and humbled to be returned to Westminster to represent West Ham, increasing my vote and share of the vote, but I was absolutely devastated by the nationwide result.

I will fight the Tory Government every step of the way - May 2015

The night of Thursday, May 7, and the morning after, will live long in my memory. I was both delighted and humbled to be returned to Westminster to represent West... Read more

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