Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

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Towards the end of the parliamentary session, people wrote asking me to speak out against changes to Legal Aid.

Changes to Legal Aid - August 2013

Towards the end of the parliamentary session, people wrote asking me to speak out against changes to Legal Aid. Read more

The debate about HS2 has barely impacted upon East London.  It’s not really a live issue.  In fact, absolutely nobody has raised it with me.  So, it seems an improbable subject for my column, but I think it’s worth a look.

 

High Speed Rail - July 2013

The debate about HS2 has barely impacted upon East London.  It’s not really a live issue.  In fact, absolutely nobody has raised it with me.  So, it seems an improbable... Read more

I’m sat here typing, a beautiful cat beside me.  As I opened the door last night, she shot through my legs, in search of food.  She’s not chipped and probably a stray.

April is the Cruelest Month - April 2013

I’m sat here typing, a beautiful cat beside me.  As I opened the door last night, she shot through my legs, in search of food.  She’s not chipped and probably... Read more

Next week is the Budget, George Osborne’s showcase opportunity to help the economy and the living standards of hard working families.  I won’t hold my breath.

 

Budget 2013

Next week is the Budget, George Osborne’s showcase opportunity to help the economy and the living standards of hard working families.  I won’t hold my breath.   Read more

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

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