November 22, 2017

On Tuesday 21st November I was delighted to open St Francis at the Engine Room in Tottenham Hale - the first purpose-built Anglican parish church in London for 40 years.

As I said during the opening ceremony: “Someone at No 10 [Downing St] once said: ‘We don’t do God.’...

November 22, 2017

I am deeply disappointed that last night (21st November), the Government voted down Amendment 46 to the EU Withdrawal Bill, which would have removed the exclusion of the Charter of Fundamental Rights from the EU law that we retain in UK law post-Brexit.

As I said in Par...

November 22, 2017

On 21st November, to mark the publication of a report into global education by the International Development Select Committee, I wrote a joint article for The Times with Conservative MP Pauline Latham: Helping the world's poorest girls go to school is a moral imperativ...

November 22, 2017

On 16th November I was humbled and very proud to be awarded 'Hero of the Year' at the European Diversity Awards for my work in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster. 

I dedicated the award to my friend Khadija Saye, the people of Grenfell Tower and the fight for...

November 22, 2017

On 15th November I tabled Early day motion 546 on human rights in Turkey, signed by over 30 Members of Parliament from seven political parties.

I am deeply concerned about the ongoing crackdown on human rights in Turkey, including the recent arrest of human rights activ...

November 22, 2017

Following my campaign calling on Oxbridge to improve their access, I spoke to Times Higher Education and the Times Educational Supplement about the universities' response. 

Oxford and Cambridge have been defensive and seem determined to hide their failings instead of lo...

November 10, 2017

Today (10th November) I have written an article for The Times about so-called 'affordable' housing. You can read it here, or in full below. 

Every so often certain words and phrases become political mantras, and as they do so they lose any real meaning. Under New Labour...

November 7, 2017

On Tuesday 7th November I spoke in a debate on temporary accommodation on behalf of 3,140 families in Haringey living in temporary accommodation, including two families I have represented in the last couple months who have been living in temporary accommodation for 14...

November 7, 2017

On Monday 6th November in response to a statement by the Secretary of State for Communities on the Grenfell Recovery Taskforce, I asked the Secretary of State why the Government did not bring in Commissioners to take over the running of the Royal Borough of Kensington...

November 7, 2017

On Monday (6th November) I published answers to Parliamentary Questions that I tabled to the Department for Communities and Local Government showing that:

- Only 26 of the 202 households that lost their homes in the fire 5 months ago are living in permanent homes

- 130 h...

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David Lammy

From Tottenham. For Tottenham.