Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

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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

Download a copy of Lyn's letter to Penny Mordaunt here.

Lyn's response to Penny Mordaunt on firefighters' pensions

Download a copy of Lyn's letter to Penny Mordaunt here.

May’s general election is the most important in decades.

We cannot afford another five years of Tory rule - March 2015

May’s general election is the most important in decades. Read more

It is a great pleasure to be back here again at the LGA fire conference

Lyn's speech at the LGA Annual Fire Conference on 11th March 2015

It is a great pleasure to be back here again at the LGA fire conference Read more

Lyn raises the issue of social care with David Cameron

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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

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