July 14, 2016

On Thursday I was interviewed on the BBC's Daily Politics about Brexit and a potential second referendum on our membership of the European Union, which will be debated in Parliament in September following a petition that secured over 4 million signatures.

Commenting on...

July 13, 2016

This morning I was honoured to open the Marcus Garvey Library in Tottenham following the completion of a £5 million refurbishment and improvement project. At a time when public libraries are closing up and down the country at an alarming rate I was thrilled to see some...

July 13, 2016

Yesterday, I spoke in a debate on the failures of North Middlesex hospital alongside colleagues who are very concerned about the situation at the hospital.

Referencing the recent damning CQC report, I condemned the complete lack of intervention and transparency from th...

July 12, 2016

This morning I chaired a meeting of the Crossrail 2 All-Party Parliament Group attended by a number of Members of Parliament representing constituencies that will benefit from the scheme as well as local authorities and other key organisations including Transport for L...

July 11, 2016

Earlier today my colleague Andy Slaughter MP secured an Urgent Question on safety in prisons.

I asked the Justice Secretary Michael Gove MP the following question:

"I have spent a lot of time in prisons over the last few months and there are two things that staff have ra...

July 11, 2016

Today in Parliament MP's questioned the Government on whether the Government will seek parliamentary approval before any moves are made to invoke Article 50 and trigger Brexit.

As I have made absolutely clear, my position is that parliament is sovereign in our democracy...

July 11, 2016

Today over 1,000 lawyers have signed a letter to the Prime Minister declaring that the result of the EU referendum is advisory and non-binding. The letter also argues that primary legislation will need to be enacted before Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is invoked to...

July 8, 2016

On Thursday evening I was the 'Guest of the Week' on BBC's This Week.

The main topic of discussion was the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry into Britain's involvement in the Iraq War.

I said: "I have voted against all military action since Iraq. I felt so let down by a...

July 6, 2016

Today the Labour Party have called a debate in the House of Commons calling on the Government to urgently commit to giving EU nationals currently living in the UK the right to remain in this country.

I have released the following statement:

My message to EU nationals who...

July 6, 2016

Today the Care Quality Commission published a damning report demonstrating significant failings at North Middlesex Hospital that has been widely covered in the media by the BBC, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, and Sky News.

I have been calling on Health Secretary Jer...

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David Lammy

From Tottenham. For Tottenham.