August 24, 2016

I have set out the reasons for my opposition to Brexit in an article for the New European.

You can read my argument in full below:

Barack Obama recently baptised “rising inequality” the defining challenge of our time. A challenge that most commentators widely suggest lie...

August 24, 2016

I have written an article about the Help to Buy ISA scandal for The Independent: The Help to Buy ISA scandal shows how the Tories are failing everyone but the already wealthy.

I argue that the Government has misled the public and that the "unavoidable truth that must be...

August 23, 2016

Last Friday the Government (via the Skills Funding Agency) published its proposed funding rates for apprenticeships from 2017 onwards, revealing cuts of around 30% for 16-18 year old apprentices, rising to over 50% for apprentices living in the most deprived areas.

I sp...

August 22, 2016

Today I have written to Housing and Planning Minister Gavin Barwell MP calling on him to apologise on behalf of the Government for misleading thousands of people who signed up for a Help to Buy ISA in the hope it would help them to get on the housing ladder.

George Osbo...

August 18, 2016

Today I have written to the Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill MP about the double standards for victims of sexual violence in our asylum system that hit so many of the most vulnerable in our society.

You can read my letter in full below:

August 18, 2016

I recently spoke to The Voice about Brexit and what the outcome of the EU referendum means for arts and the creative industries. You can read the article - Brexit: What Does It Mean For The Arts - here

I said:

"Brexit is devastating for our creative industries and arts...

August 16, 2016

On Sunday 7th August I appeared on BBC Radio 4's Westminster Hour show to discuss the Tottenham riots to mark five years on from since the riots broke out and the London housing crisis alongside Housing Minister Gavin Barwell MP. 

I told the interviewer C...

August 5, 2016

Today I have written an article for The Guardian to mark five years since the 2011 riots in Tottenham and across our country: It's five years since the riots, but the rifts in society are wider than ever. I argue that the lessons of 2011 have gone unlearnt, that millio...

August 3, 2016

Following the dreadful news on the lack of progress on child refugees today I have written to Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill calling for action. The shameful lack of progress so far is a disgrace and a scandal.

I would have written to the Minister for Syrian Refug...

August 2, 2016

Today I have written to the Secretary of State calling for action on zero hours contracts. Zero hours contracts are exploitative and disproportionately hit vulnerable and young workers. It is unacceptable that so many workers do not have the right to holiday pay and si...

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David Lammy

From Tottenham. For Tottenham.