Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

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Many readers know I really enjoy my visits to youth clubs, schools and colleges across Newham.  The enthusiasm of our young people is infectious and I get really excited listening to their views, hopes and plans for the future.

Youth Unemployment - June 2012

Many readers know I really enjoy my visits to youth clubs, schools and colleges across Newham.  The enthusiasm of our young people is infectious and I get really excited listening... Read more

For the first time in ages, following the content-light Queen’s Speech, Parliament had a second reading of a Bill to consider.  It changes the way we register to vote.

 

A Fairer System is Needed - June 2012

For the first time in ages, following the content-light Queen’s Speech, Parliament had a second reading of a Bill to consider.  It changes the way we register to vote.  ... Read more

In local elections outside London, hundreds of Tory and Lib Dem councillors lost to Labour, yet London’s Mayoral election supplied a nail-biting finish.

Queen's Speech 2012

In local elections outside London, hundreds of Tory and Lib Dem councillors lost to Labour, yet London’s Mayoral election supplied a nail-biting finish. Read more

Not long ago, I marvelled at the Government’s self-inflicted wounds:  their self-induced petrol crisis, the “Cam Dine with Me” scandal, the awful anti-charity budget cutting taxes for the rich and paying for it with a granny tax.

 

Bad Governance - May 2012

Not long ago, I marvelled at the Government’s self-inflicted wounds:  their self-induced petrol crisis, the “Cam Dine with Me” scandal, the awful anti-charity budget cutting taxes for the rich and... Read more

It’s been a dodgy few weeks for the Government.  Rightly so.  It was a bad budget by any measure; a budget where millions are being made to pay more, so millionaires will pay less.

Budget 2012

It’s been a dodgy few weeks for the Government.  Rightly so.  It was a bad budget by any measure; a budget where millions are being made to pay more, so... Read more

Last night, Aimee, my seven-year-old niece, read to me.  Moments like that are very special.  She reads so well and, most importantly, she also reads alone, for pleasure.

Literacy - March 2012

Last night, Aimee, my seven-year-old niece, read to me.  Moments like that are very special.  She reads so well and, most importantly, she also reads alone, for pleasure. Read more

Like everyone in Newham, I rely on the NHS to look after me when I’m poorly and patch me up, when I need it.

 

NHS and the Risk Register - March 2012

Like everyone in Newham, I rely on the NHS to look after me when I’m poorly and patch me up, when I need it.   Read more

Hasn’t it been cold!

I hate leaving home and, when at work, I linger later than necessary, reluctant to face the freezing chill.

Shameful Fuel Poverty - Feb 2012

Hasn’t it been cold! I hate leaving home and, when at work, I linger later than necessary, reluctant to face the freezing chill. Read more

I rarely take on Archbishops, even ex-Archbishops, despite my Honours Degree in Religion, but the tone and content of the intervention in the welfare debate made by Lord Carey, an ex-Archbishop of Canterbury, worries me greatly.

Less Attacks on Poor, My Lord - Feb 2012

I rarely take on Archbishops, even ex-Archbishops, despite my Honours Degree in Religion, but the tone and content of the intervention in the welfare debate made by Lord Carey, an... Read more

Many people ask how Cara, my little puppy, is faring.  Happily, she's doing well and I'm doing even better.  I particularly enjoy our game of football, when I get home from work at midnight.  We play in my hallway and it's a sight to behold.  She is so small, compared to the ball!

Cara and Dangerous Dogs - Jan 2012

Many people ask how Cara, my little puppy, is faring.  Happily, she's doing well and I'm doing even better.  I particularly enjoy our game of football, when I get home... Read more

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