Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

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Regular readers know I’m the Shadow Fire and Communities Minister. Recess Week gave me the opportunity to visit fire stations up and down the country. I was privileged to meet many brave public servants and I’m delighted to report that Cara the Dog was a hit everywhere.

On tax avoidance Labour will act where the Tories have failed - Feb 2015

Regular readers know I’m the Shadow Fire and Communities Minister. Recess Week gave me the opportunity to visit fire stations up and down the country. I was privileged to meet... Read more

It really is a pleasure to be here this afternoon and get a feel for the excellent work all of you are doing for this fantastic campaign.

Lyn's speech at the 'Make CO Alarms Law' reception in Parliament on 2nd February 2015

It really is a pleasure to be here this afternoon and get a feel for the excellent work all of you are doing for this fantastic campaign. Read more

Regular readers will know we lost dad just before Christmas. After losing mum, dad found things very hard and, as his illness progressed, we needed to bring in additional support to help to care for him.

We need action on our care system - Feb 2015

Regular readers will know we lost dad just before Christmas. After losing mum, dad found things very hard and, as his illness progressed, we needed to bring in additional support... Read more

It is an absolute privilege to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Weir. Members on both sides of the House have made very moving and powerful contributions, sharing stories, memories and facts that should never be forgotten. As has been said, it is a matter of deep shame that despite the proclamation of “Never again” after the Holocaust, from the killing fields of Cambodia to the desert sands of Darfur, to the mountains and savannahs of Rwanda, we—the international community—have failed to prevent genocides from taking place.

Lyn's speech in Westminster Hall during the Holocaust Memorial Day debate on 20th January 2015

It is an absolute privilege to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Weir. Members on both sides of the House have made very moving and powerful contributions, sharing stories, memories and... Read more

I hope you had a happy Christmas and really good start to this year.

Why our food banks are so important - Jan 2015

I hope you had a happy Christmas and really good start to this year. Read more

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship today, Mr Turner, and may I take this early opportunity to wish you, and everyone else here today, a very Happy New Year.

Lyn’s speech in the House of Commons on religious observances on 6th January 2015

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship today, Mr Turner, and may I take this early opportunity to wish you, and everyone else here today, a very Happy... Read more

Lyn Brown: It is an honour to be here today and to follow the hon. Member for Oxford West and Abingdon (Nicola Blackwood) and to discuss the Bill introduced by the hon. Member for Brent Central (Sarah Teather). I congratulate her on securing such a high-profile place in the ballot, which I envy, and on her choice of Bill, her excellent speech and her approach to the subject. Her choice of Bill is important for two reasons. First, it is limited in scope. It recognises the importance of addressing the needs of millions of private renters, a matter of which I am very conscious, given the size of the private rented sector in my constituency—40% of all households in my constituency are in the private rented sector, a massive increase over recent years. That is surely, and very clearly, reflected in the support for this Bill outside this House shown in the large number of e-mails I have had from my constituents urging me to be here today, and the very strong campaigning efforts of various groups at national and local level. I pay tribute to Shelter, which has campaigned on this issue for many years and worked very closely with the hon. Lady on producing the Bill.

Lyn's speech in the House of Commons during the Second Reading of Tenancies Reform Bill as it happened

Lyn Brown: It is an honour to be here today and to follow the hon. Member for Oxford West and Abingdon (Nicola Blackwood) and to discuss the Bill introduced by... Read more

On 18th December 2014 Lyn took up health issues in Parliament on behalf of the local community

Lyn's speech in the House of Commons Christmas Adjournment debate

On 18th December 2014 Lyn took up health issues in Parliament on behalf of the local community Read more

There are currently 46 Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs) across England. In Wales, there are now 3 FRSs (Wales South; Wales Mid and West; and Wales North) following mergers. Following a national merger in 2013, there is now a single Scottish FRS. Northern Ireland also has a single service structure.

The future of the Fire and Rescue Service in England – survey

There are currently 46 Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs) across England. In Wales, there are now 3 FRSs (Wales South; Wales Mid and West; and Wales North) following mergers. Following... Read more

On 9 December 2014, John Mann, Labour MP for Bassetlaw, moved a debate on Anti-semitism. Below is Lyn's speech, responding in a her capacity as Shadow Communities Minister

Lyn's Westminster Hall Speech on Anti-Semitism

On 9 December 2014, John Mann, Labour MP for Bassetlaw, moved a debate on Anti-semitism. Below is Lyn's speech, responding in a her capacity as Shadow Communities Minister Read more

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