July 29, 2016

"If this is how banks treat their friends it's no wonder they have so few".

Following Lloyds' announcement that they will be closing yet more branches, today I have written an article for The Guardian about the impact of bank branch closures on ordinary people, local co...

July 25, 2016

Today I have written to Minister for Women & Equalities Justine Greening MP about proposed cuts to the Equality and Human Rights Commission's budget - cuts that would send a very worrying message about human rights and equality in our country.

July 25, 2016

On Friday I was thrilled to attend the handover ceremony for a new community centre and church in Tottenham Hale - The Engine Room and St Francis Church.

The site will provide a 24-space nursery, a café, two community halls, a learning workshop and a chapel for prayer a...

July 22, 2016

Yesterday I wrote to Minister of State for Welfare Reform Lord Freud opposing the Government's planned cuts to the Housing Benefit paid to people living in supported housing - including those with mental health problems and disabilities.

Whilst the Government professes...

July 22, 2016

Today I have written to the Universities Minister Jo Johnson MP about retrospective changes to student loan repayments. The Government are planning to freeze the level at which graduates repay their student loans, after promising that the threshold would rise with infl...

July 20, 2016

Yesterday I spoke out in opposition to the Government's plans for our universities during the Second Reading of the Higher Education and Research Bill. I didn't have time to say everything that I wanted to say, so I have posted the speech that I planned to give on my F...

July 20, 2016

Freedom of Information requests that I submitted to the Metropolitan Police show that our police may be overly targeting BAME youths as gang members, leading to harsher treatment by our criminal justice system.

Figures for the Met's database of gang suspects, called the...

July 19, 2016

Today I spoke out in opposition to the Government's plans for our universities during the Second Reading of the Higher Education Bill. I didn't have time to say everything that I wanted to say, so I have posted the speech that I planned to give on my Fac...

July 19, 2016

During the Urgent Question on the situation in Turkey I asked the Government a question about the behaviour of President Erdogan.

I asked the Foreign Office Minister Alan Duncan MP:

"Does the Minister recognise the concern in my constituency Which has the largest Turkish...

July 18, 2016

Earlier this evening I spoke out in opposition to the Government's plans to renew our Trident nuclear weapons, and voted against the Government's motion.

I joined the CND as a teenager over 20 years ago because I grew up under an ever-present threat of nuclear annihila...

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David Lammy

From Tottenham. For Tottenham.