Lyn Brown

Shadow Minister (Justice)

Labour MP for West Ham

@lynbrownmp

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Lyn Brown’s voting in Parliament

Lyn Brown is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Lyn Brown sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Lyn Brown generally voted for a transparent Parliament, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Lyn Brown’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lyn Brown’s full vote analysis page for more.

Lyn Brown has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking: Prisoners 31 Jul 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the number of people with a past or present National Referral Mechanism referral who are in custody in the UK as at 16 July 2020.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Secure Psychiatric Units 29 Jul 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Heath and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the capacity of the secure hospital system in England and Wales.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Drugs: Organised Crime 29 Jul 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for (a) Justice, (b) Education and (c) Housing, Communities and Local Government on using the findings of (i) serious case reviews following the homicides of young people, (ii) child safeguarding practice reviews, (iii) independent investigation reports and (iv) safeguarding adult...

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Labour MP for West Ham

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

Lyn Brown campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Office
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Prisons: Coronavirus
  • Correspondence
  • Arms Trade: Trade Fairs
  • Ministers: Official Cars
  • Community Relations

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Justice) (since 10 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Treasury) (12 Jan 2018 to 10 Apr 2020)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing) (14 Oct 2016 to 12 Jan 2018)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Office) (18 Sep 2015 to 28 Jun 2016)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (7 Oct 2013 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (10 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (14 Nov 2007 to 18 Nov 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon John Denham, Secretary of State), Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Jan 2009)
  • PPS (Mr Phil Woolas, Minister of State), Department for Communities and Local Government (20 Nov 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (27 Jun 2006 to 15 Jan 2007)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (5 Dec 2005 to 27 Jun 2006)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2020.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
One quarter share in a rental property in Ambleside, Cumbria: (i) and (ii). (Updated 26 July 2016)
A half share in a commercial property in Munich, Germany: (i) and (ii). (Updated 3 August 2016)

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