March 31, 2016

 

Analysis of the Government's own figures has revealed that deprived areas are bearing the brunt of austerity while local authorities in affluent areas are seeing their funding topped up by 'transitional' and 'relief funds'.

 

The Tories have handed wealthy areas additio...

March 30, 2016

On Thursday 14 April MPs from across our political parties will debate diversity in the BBC in the House of Commons. I applied for this debate because I believe very strongly that our national public broadcaster should fully represent and reflect modern Britain accurat...

March 29, 2016

On Saturday The Times published an interview during which I discussed my experience of being stopped and searched by the police in London: "Hands up! MP held at roadside feared he would be shot". 

 

The article remarks that "although Theresa May, the home secretary, has...

March 21, 2016

Earlier this year the Prime Minister asked me to lead a review to investgiate why Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals are over-represented in our criminal justice system and what can be done about it. 

 

Urgent action is needed to tackle imprisonment rate...

March 21, 2016

Following the Budget, in which the Government announced plans to cut Personal Independence Payments (PIP) to the disabled by over £4 billion over the next five years, I wrote an article for The Independent outling my opposition to these callous and damaging cuts - This...

March 17, 2016

I am pleased that the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced development funding for Crossrail 2 in the Budget on Wednesday, recognising the importance of investing in this vital scheme. Transport for London will now be working to move forward with development of the pr...

March 15, 2016

 

On Tuesday I chaired a meeting of the Fatherhood All-Party Parliamentary Group. The meeting focused on reviewing the findings of research into male role models and the impact of young fatherhood on men later in life.

 

Speakers included Dr Martin Robb, Senior Lecturer i...

March 14, 2016

 

Following my visit to Greece last week I have written an article for The New Statesman -What I learned when I visited a refugee camp in Greece.

 

In my article I argue that the refugee crisis can only be solved if European nations reopen their borders and work to reach...

March 14, 2016

In recent weeks the European referendum and talk of ‘Brexit’ has dominated the headlines and news bulletins, and I felt it important to outline to constituents my position on what is the biggest political decision that we have faced this century.

 

Like almost all of my...

March 9, 2016

Earlier today I spoke in the House of Commons in opposition to the government’s plans to relax Sunday trading laws.

 

During my speech I stated the main reasons for my opposition to the government’s plans:

 

“My primary concerns are two-fold. First, the protection of famil...

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David Lammy

From Tottenham. For Tottenham.