Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

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Summer, so far, is something of a washout for me.  I really hurt my left knee while exercising and can barely walk.  Changing gears in the car is painfully hard.  So it’s as good a time as any for my gearbox to break and need replacing.

 

Summer Reading - August 2014

Summer, so far, is something of a washout for me.  I really hurt my left knee while exercising and can barely walk.  Changing gears in the car is painfully hard. ... Read more

Throughout this year, we’ll hear much about the “Great War:” the first World War 1914-1918.  Like many Newham people, my family fought in it.  My great grandfather and his brothers, all from Canning Town, went, fought and survived.  Many friends and neighbours weren’t so lucky.

 

War Graves - July 2014

Throughout this year, we’ll hear much about the “Great War:” the first World War 1914-1918.  Like many Newham people, my family fought in it.  My great grandfather and his brothers,... Read more

Regular readers know how often I complain this Government have run out of steam.  They have no sense of urgency:  no dynamism.  They passed self-serving legislation for five-year Parliaments; otherwise, there’d have been a General Election before now.

 

The Queen's Speech - June 2014

Regular readers know how often I complain this Government have run out of steam.  They have no sense of urgency:  no dynamism.  They passed self-serving legislation for five-year Parliaments; otherwise,... Read more

As I write, we’re waiting for the results of Newham’s European, Councillor and Mayoral elections.  Through elections such as these, many people channel their desire to serve our communities and deliver improvements to our area.  I pay tribute to their public service.

 

Remembering Connie Hunt - May 2014

As I write, we’re waiting for the results of Newham’s European, Councillor and Mayoral elections.  Through elections such as these, many people channel their desire to serve our communities and... Read more

Now the sun has started to shine, it’s easy to feel a little more optimistic.  Spring is a wonderful time.

Viewers of my Facebook page will know that my garden is beginning to show a touch of colour after a dreary winter, in which people across the country, though not in Newham, thankfully, have seen their lives turned upside down by storms and floods.  My thoughts are with them, as they struggle to rebuild their homes and their lives.

Community Spirit - April 2014

Now the sun has started to shine, it’s easy to feel a little more optimistic.  Spring is a wonderful time. Viewers of my Facebook page will know that my garden... Read more

Last week’s Budget showed just who this Government is out to cultivate and to reward:  the wealthy fortunate enough to have savings, people able to put aside £15,000 a year for a rainy day, those who got the millionaires’ tax cut last April, and big energy businesses already profiteering at your expense.

Budget 2014

Last week’s Budget showed just who this Government is out to cultivate and to reward:  the wealthy fortunate enough to have savings, people able to put aside £15,000 a year... Read more

I love the Recorder’s new format and I am delighted it has returned to its exclusive focus on Newham.  Congratulations to Archant Newspaper Group and Editor Michael Adkins.

While assessing the new look, I reflected that the Recorder has been a constant feature throughout my life.

Recorder Memories - March 2014

I love the Recorder’s new format and I am delighted it has returned to its exclusive focus on Newham.  Congratulations to Archant Newspaper Group and Editor Michael Adkins. While assessing... Read more

Surfing the web, waiting for inspiration to strike, I came across the views of Edwina Currie.  Remember her, former Conservative MP, who has since become a minor TV celeb?

How could she possibly inspire this column, I hear readers demand?  It was her opinion of Food Banks and poverty which left me so incredulous that I thought that I should share it with readers.

Edwina Currie and Food Banks - Feb 2014

Surfing the web, waiting for inspiration to strike, I came across the views of Edwina Currie.  Remember her, former Conservative MP, who has since become a minor TV celeb? How... Read more

What a week of ups and downs.  The greatest up:  I’ve been promoted, coming out of the shadows of the Whips office to become Shadow Minister for Communities.  It’s a big challenge and a talking role, to boot.

Match Women's Strike - Oct 2013

What a week of ups and downs.  The greatest up:  I’ve been promoted, coming out of the shadows of the Whips office to become Shadow Minister for Communities.  It’s a... Read more

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29th August 2014

Over the Summer I have continued to put pressure on the Government regarding the crisis in Gaza; I have received an overwhelming amount of mail from constituents who are saddened and shocked by the events in recent months. 

Gaza Crisis

  29th August 2014 Over the Summer I have continued to put pressure on the Government regarding the crisis in Gaza; I have received an overwhelming amount of mail from... Read more

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