November 30, 2016

At Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday 30th November I asked the Prime Minister about the Culture Secretary blocking a minority ethnic woman being appointed to the Channel 4 board.

I asked:

"Yesterday the Prime Minister's Government published a Green Paper on corpo...

November 23, 2016

Ahead of the Autumn Statement, I wrote to the Chancellor of the Exchequer (on 22nd November) to urge him to reverse cuts to in-work Universal Credits. These cuts totally contradict the Government's rhetoric on making work pay and will leave thousands of people on low i...

November 23, 2016

On Monday 21st November I wrote to the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt to outline my concerns about staffing levels and budget cuts at North Middlesex Hospital, and called on him to ensure that the Government gives the NHS the funding and resources that it ne...

November 18, 2016

I am so very humbled, proud and honoured to have been awarded Parliamentary Upstander of the Year at the National Hate Crime Awards last night (17th November).

I will continue to stand up against hate and prejudice wherever I find it. Hate will not win - not in my name.

November 17, 2016

Last night (16th November) in Parliament I hosted an event discussing post-Brexit hate crime and what government, communities and the police can do about it. I was delighted to be joined by speakers including Diane Abbott MP, Steven Woolfe MEP, Dawn Butler MP, DCLG Min...

November 17, 2016

Yesterday (16th November) I published emerging findings from my independent review into race and the criminal justice system. This interim report offers ground-breaking empirical evidence proving that individuals from BAME backgrounds are more likely to go to prison fo...

November 14, 2016

On 12th November I wrote an article for FE Week about the Government's cuts to apprenticeship funding.

"It's time for the Government to come clean about apprenticeships cuts. The young people of this country deserve better.

Even after a recent u-turn 9 out of the 10 mos...

November 11, 2016

Yesterday (10th November) I wrote to Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Damian Green MP to oppose the reduction in the benefit cap implemented this week.

500 households in Tottenham have now lost £300 per month. Cutting housing benefit will do nothing to increase...

November 8, 2016

I am very concerned about reports of human rights abuses in Turkey and the lack of response from our Government to the situation. I have written to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson today (8th November) with a number of urgent questions for him to address.

November 8, 2016

Yesterday (7th November) I wrote to Work & Pensions Minister Caroline Nokes about unpaid child maintenance. There are 2 million single parents in the United Kingdom (1 in 4 of all families with dependent children and single parent families) and children living in singl...

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David Lammy

From Tottenham. For Tottenham.