Lyn Brown


Lyn Brown was re-elected MP for West Ham on May 7th 2015 with 36132 votes, taking 68.4% of the vote.

Lyn Brown was educated at local state schools within the London Borough of Newham and the Whitelands College, Putney (now part of Roehampton University). She was elected as a councillor to Newham Borough Council in 1988. She unsuccessfully contested Wanstead and Woodford at the 1992 General Election but was easily beaten by 16,885 votes by the Conservative James Arbuthnot.

The former minister and Labour MP for West Ham Tony Banks retired and Lyn Brown was selected to contest the safe Labour seat. Lyn Brown was duly elected at the 2005 general election as the Labour MP for West Ham with a majority of 9,801 votes. She made her maiden speech on May 23, 2005.

In 2006 Brown became the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Communities and Local Government Minister, Phil Woolas. In July 2007 she was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to John Denham, Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills.

Constituency: West Ham

Constituency Address: 306 High Street, London, E15 1AJ

Constituency Tel: 020 8470 3463

Date of Birth: 13 April 2005


Party: Labour

Personal Website:

Westminster Address: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Westminster Tel: 020 7219 6999


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