March 31, 2017

On Wednesday (29th March) I chaired a meeting of the Fatherhood All Party Parliamentary Group on Shared Parental Leave and fathers in the workplace. This meeting followed a joint letter to the Minister for Women and Equalities calling on the government to improve exist...

March 30, 2017

Following on from my article for The Guardian - "Africa deserves better than Comic Relief", yesterday I questioned International Development Secretary Priti Patel MP during International Development Questions yesterday (29th March).

I said:

I am sure the Secretary of Sta...

March 30, 2017

Yesterday morning (29th March) I spoke in a debate in Parliament on London school funding. I have previously written to the Education Secretary about cuts to funding for schools in Tottenham, and also held a public meeting earlier this month. 

Government cuts to school...

March 28, 2017

In my capacity as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fatherhood I have coordinated a joint letter from almost 50 cross-party MP's calling on the Government to improve existing Shared Parental Leave policy. You can read more here in reports covering the lette...

March 27, 2017

On Saturday 25th March I spoke at the Unite for Europe march in Parliament Square. It was wonderful to see thousands of people come out to make their voices heard - it truly was a great day for our democracy.

You can read my speech in full below, or watch it here from 4...

March 24, 2017

I have written an article for The Guardian today (24th March) to mark Red Nose Day and Comic Relief: Africa deserves better from Comic Relief.

Comic Relief should make us angry, not just guilty. It has a unique position in our national life - with this comes a responsi...

March 24, 2017

Last night (23rd March) I joined thousands of Londoners in Trafalgar Square to remember the victims of the terrorist attack in Westminster and pay my respects to PC Keith Palmer.

The atmosphere was sombre but united. I was very proud to be a Londoner and see my city com...

March 24, 2017

On Monday (20th March) I wrote an article for the London Evening Standard discussing the impact of Brexit on London and how the capital should react to the United Kingdom leaving the European Union: London must look to be a city-state if hard Brexit goes ahead

Hard Br...

March 24, 2017

Yesterday (23rd March) I wrote to the Secretary of State of Work and Pensions to oppose further cuts to Personal Independence Payments (PIP) to people with disabilities.

You can read my letter in full below:

March 24, 2017

On Wednesday (22nd March) I wrote to the Secretary of State for Education to oppose cuts in school funding that will see schools in Tottenham lose 8% of their budgets - equivalent to around £15 million - by 2020. This equates to over £600 less money per pupil, or the s...

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David Lammy

From Tottenham. For Tottenham.