September 20, 2019

I believe passionately that the UK should remain part of the EU. This is something I have fought for continuously since 23 June 2016. 75% of my constituents voted to remain a member of the EU and I will continue to do all within my power to stop Brexit. As such, I have...

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...

May 30, 2018

On 14th May, I spoke in the debate in Westminster Hall on the petition calling on the Prime Minister to build public trust in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. I emphasised the importance of an inquiry that represents the victims of the tragedy. You can find a clip of my spe...

May 30, 2018

On the 17th May, the Government published the Hackitt Review which did not urge a ban on flammable cladding. I released the below statement on the issue, and the Government subsequently committed to consulting on the banning of combustible cladding and desktop studies:

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May 30, 2018

On 28th April, I co-ordinated and wrote a letter to the Prime Minister alongside Shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbot which was co-signed by 200 MPs. The letter called on the Government to enshrine the rights of the Windrush generation in law. It stated:

It is important t...

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David Lammy

From Tottenham. For Tottenham.