June 28, 2017

On June 25th I published the following statement regarding Grenfell Tower and the death toll, which had remained at 79 for over a week:

"A figure of 79 is far, far too low and is fuelling suspicion of a cover-up. Almost two weeks on and having spent time with survivors...

June 28, 2017

On 21st June I was interviewed by Owen Jones for The Guardian about Grenfell Tower: "If burning in your home is not political, I don't know what is". An extended version of the interview is on YouTube here.

June 28, 2017

I have been in regular contact with the Chief Executive of Newlon housing association since it became clear that the cladding on Rivers Apartments in Tottenham is a similar combustible form of cladding to the cladding on Grenfell Tower.

My first priority is the safety o...

June 28, 2017

A number of Tottenham residents worship at mosques in the Finsbury Park area and I was horrified by the islamophobic terrorist attack that took place on June 19th. I was proud to stand in solidarity with the Muslim community and met with Muslim community leaders at the...

June 28, 2017

On Sunday 18th June I called on the Prime Minister and the Metropolitan Police Service to take urgent action to ensure that all documents relevant to the Grenfell Tower fire criminal investigation are protected.

I said:

The Prime Minister has failed to provide the requi...

June 28, 2017

On 17th June 2017 I wrote to the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service Cressida Dick regarding the criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire.

You can read the letter below:

June 28, 2017

On 16th June I was interviewed by Channel 4 about Grenfell Tower and what this tragedy says about the welfare state and our society. You can watch the interview here, and read the transcript below.

David Lammy MP: “For your middle-class viewers, this is about whether th...

June 28, 2017

During the Prime Minister's statement on Grenfell Tower on 22nd June I asked the Prime Minister to provide more details about the criminal investigation that is underway:

All Members, across the House, will have mentored and employed young people and want to see them fl...

June 28, 2017

On 15th June I wrote an article for The Guardian about the Grenfell Tower fire: This was a monstrous crime - there must be arrests after Grenfell Tower. You can read the article below, or here.

Don’t let them tell you it’s a tragedy. It’s not a tragedy, it’s a monstrous...

June 28, 2017

I am absolutely delighted with the election result in Tottenham and I am very proud to be re-elected as Member of Parliament for Tottenham for the sixth time.

- 40, 249 votes (+11,595)

- 81.6% of votes cast (+14.3%)

- Majority of 34,584 (11,020)

- Swing of 7.4% to Labour

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David Lammy

From Tottenham. For Tottenham.