May 31, 2016

On Wednesday 25th May I hosted an event in Parliament with best-selling author Roberto Saviano, and Luke Harding, an award-winning foreign correspondent for The Guardian who has reported on Russia, Ukraine, the Panama Papers, Edward Snowden and Wikileaks...

May 24, 2016

Yesterday I was invited on to BBC's Daily Politics show. With a month to go until polling day the discussion was focused on the referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union, particularly claims made by the Vote Leave campaign that Turkey will be joining the...

May 19, 2016

I am very concerned to hear that HSBC will be closing its local branch on Tottenham High Road after 94 years in the community without consulting the local people.

 

I met with individuals from HSBC to urge them to reconsider their decision but was informed that it i...

May 13, 2016

I was pleased to open the ‘Let’s Talk About Dying’ event at Tottenham Town Hall this morning. As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week, the event brought older people and medical professionals together to remove the stigma associated with conversations about death and d...

May 13, 2016

On Thursday the Government published its White Paper on the BBC Charter.

 

The Government's announcement that diversity will be enshrined in the Charter as one of the BBC's Public Purposes is welcome news and is a vital first step in ensuring that the BBC reflects and re...

May 9, 2016

I was absolutely delighted to be at City Hall on Friday as my Labour colleague Sadiq Khan MP was elected as the Mayor of London by an overwhelming majority.

 

I told The Independent that voters had reacted against a divisive campaign that was laden with smear: "Right acr...

May 9, 2016

On Sunday morning I appeared on the Murnaghan show on Sky News to review the Sunday newspapers alongside Bonnie Greer and Nus Ghani MP. 

 

Discussing Zac Goldsmith's campaign I said "I'm really pleased London rejected it and I suspect we will never see a campaign like th...

May 5, 2016

On Wednesday I spoke in a debate on education funding in London. The Government's national funding formula for schools will result in the budgets of London schools being reduced and I am particularly concerned about the impact that this formula will have on schools in...

May 4, 2016

Yesterday evening I spoke during the House of Commons debate on the Housing and Planning Bill.

 

I am worried about the impact that this Bill will have on reducing the social housing stock in London, which will see more low-income families reliant on the private rented s...

May 3, 2016

Today the Government's Housing and Planning Bill will return to the House of Commons after 13 defeats in the House of Lords.

 

The Bill is simply not fit for purpose. It will destroy social housing and severely worsen London's housing crisis. I wrote an article for the N...

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David Lammy

From Tottenham. For Tottenham.