Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

Media

I grew up in a loving family in Silvertown.

I didn’t know money was short, because my mum, like many others, worked hard to ensure my sister and I had all we needed and a bit more.

Child Poverty in Newham

I grew up in a loving family in Silvertown. I didn’t know money was short, because my mum, like many others, worked hard to ensure my sister and I had... Read more

In the early evening of January 19, 1917, Catherine Oates, a beautiful determined, fiercely loyal woman was walking in Silvertown when she was caught up in the biggest explosion London has ever seen. She was to become my Nan.

Lessons of justice can be learned from the Silvertown explosion

In the early evening of January 19, 1917, Catherine Oates, a beautiful determined, fiercely loyal woman was walking in Silvertown when she was caught up in the biggest explosion London... Read more

I’m a well organised woman. You can’t do my job otherwise. But Christmas is here and time’s running short for all my Christmas cards and late-ordered online presents. It’s been a bleak year for national and international politics. Our TV screens depict the devastation in Aleppo, all of Syria, and Yemen.

Celebrating and Thanking Local Heroes

I’m a well organised woman. You can’t do my job otherwise. But Christmas is here and time’s running short for all my Christmas cards and late-ordered online presents. It’s been a... Read more

This week, as a nation, we make the most important decision in a generation, one that will impact upon our nation’s wealth and well-being, upon job opportunities and security, for us our children and our grandchildren.

Newham Recorder Column 22nd June

This week, as a nation, we make the most important decision in a generation, one that will impact upon our nation’s wealth and well-being, upon job opportunities and security, for... Read more

The State Opening of Parliament and the Queen’s Speech are always lavish and exciting occasions, but the pomp and ceremony have masked a Government coming apart at the seams.  The Tories are bitterly fighting amongst themselves.  Whilst Cameron’s eye is on Europe, his potential successors are sizing up his job.  A Tory Game of Thrones!  The White Walkers are out to get him.  Winter is coming.  Before we pity this beleaguered Prime Minister, remember it’s his weakness that brought us to the brink of exit from Europe, an exit that would be disastrous for Britain.

Winter Is Coming - June 1st

The State Opening of Parliament and the Queen’s Speech are always lavish and exciting occasions, but the pomp and ceremony have masked a Government coming apart at the seams.  The... Read more

Holocaust Memorial Day falls this week. Its theme is, Don’t Stand By.

Promises made after the Holocaust must be kept - January 2016

Holocaust Memorial Day falls this week. Its theme is, Don’t Stand By. Read more

The warm glow of Christmas and New Year festivities, and wonderful time spent with family and friends, brighten the inevitable dark and cold of January.

Reflections on 2015 and the coming year - December 2015

The warm glow of Christmas and New Year festivities, and wonderful time spent with family and friends, brighten the inevitable dark and cold of January. Read more

I planned to highlight the negative impact Osborne’s Autumn Statement will have on Newham in this column.

Why I voted against military action in Syria - December 2015

I planned to highlight the negative impact Osborne’s Autumn Statement will have on Newham in this column. Read more

The Tory Party conference in Manchester was an unedifying spectacle.

Tory Party Conference - October 2015

The Tory Party conference in Manchester was an unedifying spectacle. Read more

Even by Parliament’s standards, it’s been an interesting fortnight. Our new leader faced Cameron like Jeremy, (or should that be David), versus Goliath.

Working with Jeremy Corbyn for a Labour win - September 2015

Even by Parliament’s standards, it’s been an interesting fortnight. Our new leader faced Cameron like Jeremy, (or should that be David), versus Goliath. Read more

Song lyrics and books conjure languid images of “lazy, hazy, long, hot days of Summer,” with blue skies, dappled shade, far horizons and idyllic tranquillity.

Ready for Battle - September 2015

Song lyrics and books conjure languid images of “lazy, hazy, long, hot days of Summer,” with blue skies, dappled shade, far horizons and idyllic tranquillity. Read more

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