Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

Media

Every November I host the Pigeon Fanciers’ annual dinner in the House of Commons.  It is an event that Tony Banks fostered when he was MP for West Ham and it got passed to me.

Marathon 2009

Every November I host the Pigeon Fanciers’ annual dinner in the House of Commons.  It is an event that Tony Banks fostered when he was MP for West Ham and... Read more

One of the best parts of my job is attending the celebration of achievement days at local schools.  Each year I attend a number of them, handing out certificates and prizes to young people, to mark their successes in school.

Exam Results - Aug 2009

One of the best parts of my job is attending the celebration of achievement days at local schools.  Each year I attend a number of them, handing out certificates and... Read more

This year, I have been collecting books and waiting for the opportunity to indulge myself.  

Summer Reading - Aug 2009

This year, I have been collecting books and waiting for the opportunity to indulge myself.   Read more

Last Friday, amid all the turbulence at Westminster, I visited a place of beauty and calm right in the middle of our bustling Borough.

West Ham Park and Apprenticeships - June 2009

Last Friday, amid all the turbulence at Westminster, I visited a place of beauty and calm right in the middle of our bustling Borough. Read more

Sometimes, battling for the Olympic legacy stops me from seeing and celebrating the good stuff that the Games are already bringing.

Olympics Legacy - April 2009

Sometimes, battling for the Olympic legacy stops me from seeing and celebrating the good stuff that the Games are already bringing. Read more

Last week, I was honoured to address a United Nations Commission at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Addressing the UN - April 2009

Last week, I was honoured to address a United Nations Commission at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Read more

LAST week, I received a very upsetting letter from a woman in my constituency.  A dog had attacked and killed her pet cat.  The dog appears to have deliberately been provoked and set onto the cat by a group of young people nearby.  It was a wanton act of malice and cruelty.

Dangerous Dogs - March 2009

LAST week, I received a very upsetting letter from a woman in my constituency.  A dog had attacked and killed her pet cat.  The dog appears to have deliberately been... Read more

It’s really hectic at work just now; my postbag is heavier than ever – not that I’m complaining!  It is good to know that people are finding me when they want to.

Housing in London - March 2009

It’s really hectic at work just now; my postbag is heavier than ever – not that I’m complaining!  It is good to know that people are finding me when they... Read more

Last week, during Parliament’s Recess Week, I travelled to Brussels to have a number of meetings, one of which was with the women’s wing of the Party of European Socialists.  I was surprised and delighted to have been chosen as the UK Labour Party’s representative, though it is not the first time I have ventured into the complex and exciting world of European political networks.

Brussels and the Recession - Feb 2009

Last week, during Parliament’s Recess Week, I travelled to Brussels to have a number of meetings, one of which was with the women’s wing of the Party of European Socialists. ... Read more

Welcoming the Prime Minister to Newham is becoming a bit of habit.  Gordon was here again, this time to mark the halfway point between us winning the bid and the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games.  He told me he always enjoyed his visits here, despite my bending his ear.  I hope his visits are becoming a habit that he will not want to break.  This time he was accompanied by Tessa Jowell, the Olympics Minister, and Andy Burnham the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

Olympic Site - Jan 2009

Welcoming the Prime Minister to Newham is becoming a bit of habit.  Gordon was here again, this time to mark the halfway point between us winning the bid and the... Read more

It has not been the best of starts to the New Year.

A Bad Start to the Year - Jan 2009

It has not been the best of starts to the New Year. Read more

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