Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

Media

During the last few weeks there have been two tragic murders in our Borough:  two senseless murders, for which we may never have an explanation nor understand.  The first occurred at the Green Gate pub, in the very early hours of 15th October.  The murder followed a private party.  Tempers flared and a young man died.  It was a pointless killing, which has ruined the lives of at least two families and badly affected everyone in the room.

Murders in Newham - Oct 2010

During the last few weeks there have been two tragic murders in our Borough:  two senseless murders, for which we may never have an explanation nor understand.  The first occurred... Read more

One of the most enjoyable aspects of being an MP is the opportunity to visit our local schools.  I always leave feeling uplifted after witnessing the fantastic work that teachers, teaching assistants, volunteers and parents do to ensure our young people have the best possible start in life.

St Luke's School - Oct 2010

One of the most enjoyable aspects of being an MP is the opportunity to visit our local schools.  I always leave feeling uplifted after witnessing the fantastic work that teachers,... Read more

It has been a strange two weeks in Parliament: a fortnight slipped in, between the August break and the conference season.
Usually, at this time of year, MPs are beavering away in their constituencies, preparing for the Autumn term, a Queens speech and generally sorting out the office before the start of a new Parliamentary year.

Cuts and Clegg - Sept 2010

It has been a strange two weeks in Parliament: a fortnight slipped in, between the August break and the conference season.Usually, at this time of year, MPs are beavering away... Read more

Every now and again, I use this column to explain my position on issues which are not party political, but which form part of our national conversation. 

Assisted Suicide - March 2010

Every now and again, I use this column to explain my position on issues which are not party political, but which form part of our national conversation.  Read more

I always enjoy getting feedback from readers about my column, particularly when I meet them in person.  There are two things people have been keen to talk about over the past few weeks.  One is my foolhardy promise to run the Marathon this year and the second is the idea for a school uniform recycling project.

Kit for Kids - Feb 2010

I always enjoy getting feedback from readers about my column, particularly when I meet them in person.  There are two things people have been keen to talk about over the... Read more

Having been in the cut and thrust of politics for a little while now, I suppose I should not be surprised by anything, but one story that has made me really cross is the bunkum spoken about the failure to tackle poverty in the UK.

Poverty Statistics - February 2010

Having been in the cut and thrust of politics for a little while now, I suppose I should not be surprised by anything, but one story that has made me... Read more

I am sure no one has escaped the dreadful images on our TV screens, and in the newspapers, of the terrible death and destruction that the earthquake has brought upon the people of Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world.

Importance of Charities - Jan 2010

I am sure no one has escaped the dreadful images on our TV screens, and in the newspapers, of the terrible death and destruction that the earthquake has brought upon... Read more

Christmas is drawing near.  I have steamed my pudding, made my mincemeat and ordered the turkey. My boxes of Christmas cards look accusingly from the kitchen table; they know that I am running out of time to make the last posting date.  Shopping online for all my gifts rather than braving the shops is the norm and my diary for the weeks before Christmas is fuller than ever.

Christmas 2009

Christmas is drawing near.  I have steamed my pudding, made my mincemeat and ordered the turkey. My boxes of Christmas cards look accusingly from the kitchen table; they know that... Read more

It is fairly easy to be gloomy at this time of the year. The nights have drawn in, and the last bank holiday was almost three months ago. Christmas feels a long way off. Reading national newspapers or watching the news brings little cheer.

Good News - Nov 2009

It is fairly easy to be gloomy at this time of the year. The nights have drawn in, and the last bank holiday was almost three months ago. Christmas feels... Read more

I am not sure how many of you spent a lot of time watching the various Party conferences during Conference season. 

Tory Conference 2009

I am not sure how many of you spent a lot of time watching the various Party conferences during Conference season.  Read more

In May this year I travelled to Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, as part of a delegation from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

Sierra Leone - Sept 2009

In May this year I travelled to Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, as part of a delegation from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Read more

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