Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

Media

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

Regular readers know that, each summer, I share my holiday reading material. Some folk kindly email me their own reading lists to entice me, or suggest titles they feel supplement my choices.

Summer Reading - August 2015

Regular readers know that, each summer, I share my holiday reading material. Some folk kindly email me their own reading lists to entice me, or suggest titles they feel supplement... Read more

What a nasty Budget Osborne hit us with. There are far more losers than winners. He tries conning us that a minimum wage is a good wage to live on. He scrapped maintenance allowances for the poorest students and massively cut further education; and made his mates’ Porsches cost the same to tax as an electric car.

Osborne’s ‘nasty Budget’ - July 2015

What a nasty Budget Osborne hit us with. There are far more losers than winners. He tries conning us that a minimum wage is a good wage to live on.... Read more

This Parliament started with a bang. We’ve had the European Union Referendum Bill, The Scotland Bill, Education and Adoption Bill, and next Wednesday, we get an ‘emergency budget.’

A cut to child tax credits would again prove that the Tories are not the party for working families- July 2015

This Parliament started with a bang. We’ve had the European Union Referendum Bill, The Scotland Bill, Education and Adoption Bill, and next Wednesday, we get an ‘emergency budget.’ Read more

When writing my last column, the shock and heartache of the election result was recent and raw. Not even the heart-warming outcome in Newham, and more widely in London, could temper it.

The Tory sell off of Housing Association homes will be disastrous for West Ham - June 2015

When writing my last column, the shock and heartache of the election result was recent and raw. Not even the heart-warming outcome in Newham, and more widely in London, could... Read more

The night of Thursday, May 7, and the morning after, will live long in my memory. I was both delighted and humbled to be returned to Westminster to represent West Ham, increasing my vote and share of the vote, but I was absolutely devastated by the nationwide result.

I will fight the Tory Government every step of the way - May 2015

The night of Thursday, May 7, and the morning after, will live long in my memory. I was both delighted and humbled to be returned to Westminster to represent West... Read more

May’s general election is the most important in decades.

We cannot afford another five years of Tory rule - March 2015

May’s general election is the most important in decades. Read more

Regular readers know I’m the Shadow Fire and Communities Minister. Recess Week gave me the opportunity to visit fire stations up and down the country. I was privileged to meet many brave public servants and I’m delighted to report that Cara the Dog was a hit everywhere.

On tax avoidance Labour will act where the Tories have failed - Feb 2015

Regular readers know I’m the Shadow Fire and Communities Minister. Recess Week gave me the opportunity to visit fire stations up and down the country. I was privileged to meet... Read more

Regular readers will know we lost dad just before Christmas. After losing mum, dad found things very hard and, as his illness progressed, we needed to bring in additional support to help to care for him.

We need action on our care system - Feb 2015

Regular readers will know we lost dad just before Christmas. After losing mum, dad found things very hard and, as his illness progressed, we needed to bring in additional support... Read more

I hope you had a happy Christmas and really good start to this year.

Why our food banks are so important - Jan 2015

I hope you had a happy Christmas and really good start to this year. Read more

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