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David Lammy

Member of Parliament for Tottenham

Shadow Secretary of State for Justice


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July 24, 2020

The pandemic and the lockdown have continued to disrupt the livelihoods of so many people in our community. To that end, I have been writing to ministers across a range of issues, including the provision free-school meals, a Financial Childcare Support package, protect...

May 12, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has presented all of us with an unprecedented challenge. I wanted to provide an update to you all regarding the kind of work that the community, my team and myself have been doing to provide all possible assistance to those in need of support.


March 24, 2020

The COVID19 pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge for ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. During this time my caseworkers and I will continue to provide all possible assistance to constituents who have concerns or need advice and support.

Please also...

March 5, 2020

I am excited to launch my new book, Tribes. Both memoir and call-to-arms, Tribes explores both the benign and malign effects of our need to belong. How this need - genetically programmed and socially acquired - can manifest itself in positive ways, collaboratively achi...

September 1, 2019

It is almost 2 years since the publication of the Lammy Review, which looked into the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority individuals in our criminal justice system. In March, I gave oral evidence to the Justice Committee, chaired by Robert...

June 1, 2019

I continue to spend parliamentary time defending a public-health approach to knife-crime. Teenagers are dying on our streets and we must move beyond arcane, ineffective methods of the past, towards evidence-based solutions that meet our standards of justice and fairnes...

May 1, 2019

Over the past year, I have been pushing for a more equitable, diverse and honest education system. In particular, night schools represent an institution I care strongly about. On the 21st January 2019, I asked the following question in a Westminster Hall debate on Coll...

June 1, 2018

Following my campaign last year, on 23rd May the University of Oxford published its Annual Admission Statistical Report and announced that it will be expanding its spring and summer school programme for students from under-represented backgrounds.

The data illustrated g...

May 30, 2018

On 17th May, I welcomed the Government’s decision to cut maximum stakes on Fixed Odd Betting Terminals to £2. Since I launched the Stop FOBTs campaign in 2013 and as Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on FOBTs, I have been calling on the Government cut the...

May 30, 2018

On 22nd May during a debate on the Government’s Serious Violence Strategy I raised issues of austerity, cuts to the police and local authorities, cuts to the Border Force and the issue of serious organised crime and drugs with Home Office Ministers. I said:

Am I really...

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David Lammy

From Tottenham. For Tottenham.