Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

Media

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

To be honest, 2011 was pretty awful for me.  I’m glad it’s over.  In addition to my fall, the three subsequent operations on my arm and the time it took to recover, I lost my Mum.  Her death was sudden and unexpected and it shook me to my very core.  My Mum was a wonderful woman, and a good friend.  I miss her so much.

Hoping for Better Things to Come - Jan 2012

To be honest, 2011 was pretty awful for me.  I’m glad it’s over.  In addition to my fall, the three subsequent operations on my arm and the time it took... Read more

Regular readers will know I wrote about the state pension age just a few weeks ago.  Today, I find myself writing about public sector pensions.  It’s the same old story; the Government is moving the goalposts yet again and, despite the crocodile tears, ensure those on the lowest wages will be hit hardest and work longer for less.

Moving Goalposts Again - Dec 2011

Regular readers will know I wrote about the state pension age just a few weeks ago.  Today, I find myself writing about public sector pensions.  It’s the same old story;... Read more

I spent Saturday morning collecting signatures for our petition, in support of Labour’s Five Point Plan for the economy.  It was great to meet so many of you, but painful to hear about the problems you face.

Getting the Economy Moving - Dec 2011

I spent Saturday morning collecting signatures for our petition, in support of Labour’s Five Point Plan for the economy.  It was great to meet so many of you, but painful... Read more

The two minutes’ Remembrance Day observation is rightly emotionally charged.  It is our time to consider the fallen, the maimed and their families and to honour them, whether from current and recent action or from wars long past.

Remembrance Day 2010

The two minutes’ Remembrance Day observation is rightly emotionally charged.  It is our time to consider the fallen, the maimed and their families and to honour them, whether from current... Read more

I always attend the Remembrance Day service in All Saints Church, West Ham.  This year was no exception and I was also able to join an equally beautiful and moving ceremony at the Cenotaph in Central Park, East Ham.

Remembrance Day 2011

I always attend the Remembrance Day service in All Saints Church, West Ham.  This year was no exception and I was also able to join an equally beautiful and moving... Read more

I’m sure many parents sighed with relief:  the waiting over, envelopes opened.  We know whether our children’s grades secured the University, College or career of choice.

Exam Results - Aug 2011

I’m sure many parents sighed with relief:  the waiting over, envelopes opened.  We know whether our children’s grades secured the University, College or career of choice. Read more

Sometimes, in Parliament, an eagerly anticipated debate produces drama, seemingly from nowhere.

So it was last week.

Drama Came From Nowhere - June 2011

Sometimes, in Parliament, an eagerly anticipated debate produces drama, seemingly from nowhere. So it was last week. Read more

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