Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

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Holidays over.  Parliament beckons.  I hope you, like me, had some very happy times with family and friends.  Back now to reality; and I’m a little apprehensive for what 2013 holds.

The Holidays are Over - January 2013

Holidays over.  Parliament beckons.  I hope you, like me, had some very happy times with family and friends.  Back now to reality; and I’m a little apprehensive for what 2013... Read more

A month ago, a breast cancer survivor awaiting reconstructive surgery contacted me.  She is looking for work, but needs money to live on.

Universal Credit Will Hit Families - Dec 2012

A month ago, a breast cancer survivor awaiting reconstructive surgery contacted me.  She is looking for work, but needs money to live on. Read more

I confess to being an “Archers” fan.  Despite an uneasy feeling I will become the next Linda Snell when I retire; I just can’t help tuning in.

 

Energy Bills Soar - Nov 2012

I confess to being an “Archers” fan.  Despite an uneasy feeling I will become the next Linda Snell when I retire; I just can’t help tuning in.   Read more

The two minutes’ Remembrance Day observation is rightly emotionally charged.  It is a powerful silence:  a moment of personal reflection to consider the fallen, the injured and their families; and I contemplate the difficult choices this country has faced, from the fields of Flanders to the deserts of Helmand.

Rememberance Sunday - Nov 2012

The two minutes’ Remembrance Day observation is rightly emotionally charged.  It is a powerful silence:  a moment of personal reflection to consider the fallen, the injured and their families; and... Read more

Westminster skids to a halt again, for conferences, giving me time for things I couldn’t otherwise do. I’ve baked oodles of cakes for sale in aid of MacMillan Nurses; joined a campaign to save the Old Spotted Dog and attended a poignant Police Commendation Award Ceremony.

Police Cuts - Oct 2012

Westminster skids to a halt again, for conferences, giving me time for things I couldn’t otherwise do. I’ve baked oodles of cakes for sale in aid of MacMillan Nurses; joined... Read more

Summer 2012 will live long in the memories of Newham residents.

It was a fantastic sporting experience and very, very special to me.  I was particularly honoured to participate in the victory ceremonies for the Paralympic Men’s and Women’s 50m Backstroke.  It was an amazing privilege:  something I shall never forget.

Paralympics and Disability Benefits - Sept 2012

Summer 2012 will live long in the memories of Newham residents. It was a fantastic sporting experience and very, very special to me.  I was particularly honoured to participate in... Read more

We all know from experience that big changes turn out better after proper consideration of all the options.

That’s what is needed, if we are going through with reform of the House of Lords.

Lords Reform - August 2012

We all know from experience that big changes turn out better after proper consideration of all the options. That’s what is needed, if we are going through with reform of... Read more

Over the summer, when I have a little more time to myself, I spend it with my niece, Aimee.

Like most six-year-olds, she loves being active and playing sport, (and post offices), and currently is particularly taken with tennis, attending a ‘tennis camp’.  Tennis camp involves lots of chasing balls, running from them and occasionally hitting them.

Over the Summer - Aug 2011

Over the summer, when I have a little more time to myself, I spend it with my niece, Aimee. Like most six-year-olds, she loves being active and playing sport, (and... Read more

Forgive a digression from the usual format of my columns, but I am completely enthralled by our Olympic Games.  Even this Government’s woeful performance must wait.

Olympics 2012

Forgive a digression from the usual format of my columns, but I am completely enthralled by our Olympic Games.  Even this Government’s woeful performance must wait. Read more

As a Newham councillor, responsible for Libraries, I pushed for Stratford Library to create a book club.  The very brave officer doing it asked me, please, not to attend.

Summer Reading List 2012

As a Newham councillor, responsible for Libraries, I pushed for Stratford Library to create a book club.  The very brave officer doing it asked me, please, not to attend. Read more

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