February 21, 2018

On Tuesday 20th February I spoke in a debate in Westminster Hall about funding for UK basketball. 

You can watch clips of my speech here and here, and read about the debate on Sky Sports News or in The Times. I said:

This debate comes at a tough and rough time for urban,...

February 21, 2018

On Monday 19th February the Prime Minister gave a speech on higher education and further education which included a commitment to 'parity of esteem' between university and technical education.

I wrote an article for FE Week arguing that I would be more likely to belie...

February 21, 2018

On Thursday 15th February I was a panellist on BBC Question Time from Yeovil, talking about a range of subjects including foreign aid, processed food and education. 

The first question was about the Oxfam aid scandal, and I defended our international aid commitme...

February 21, 2018

On 8th February I spoke in an Urgent Question called following the decision of the Bermudian government to repeal same sex marriage. You can watch my question here. The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's acceptance of this decision means that our Government stands on th...

February 21, 2018

On February 5th I asked the Housing Minister a question about post-Grenfell safety tests on tower blocks. You can watch the question here.

I said:

The Minister says that he is “in conversation” with a number of councils. After Grenfell, the Secretary of State said that ​...

February 21, 2018

On Friday 2nd February I was delighted to visit Ada, the National College for Digital Skills in Tottenham Hale. You can read more about Ada here

Ada is nurturing Tottenham's talented youngsters and is one of the leading tech and digital education centres in the countr...

February 21, 2018

On Thursday 1st February I wrote an article for The Guardian: 'Arresting kids won't stop knife crime. Police should target the men in suits'.

In response to a surge in knife and gun crime, the media and political focus has been on young people. I argued that knife crime...

February 21, 2018

At Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday 31st January I asked a question about knife crime and the impact that cuts to border forces and police cuts are having on the ability of our police to crackdown on gangsters and organised crime:

Last Sunday in my constituency,...

February 21, 2018

On Friday January 26th I organised a joint letter to the National Audit Office from Members of Parliament from across our political parties calling for an urgent investigation into BBC non-disclosure agreements, legal fees and pay-offs to silence victims of harassment...

February 21, 2018

On Friday 26th January I delivered the keynote speech at a Reform conference on higher education policy: Diversifying the Elite - the responsibility of universities


I argued that universities have a responsibility to take social mobility seriously, and that any...

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David Lammy

From Tottenham. For Tottenham.