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David Lammy MP

David Lammy MP is the Harvard educated Member of Parliament for Tottenham and the Shadow Foreign Secretary. A well-known public figure, David is one of the leading agenda setters in the fields of social activism, diversity and multi-culturalism. He was also a former member of the previous Labour Government (2001-2010).

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David Lammy MP Is dedicated to tackling the big issues facing society on both a macro and micro scale, providing tangible solutions to bring about effective change. TED speaker David also led the campaign for the Windrush British Citizens to be granted full British Citizenship, and has been at the forefront of the fight for justice for the families affected by the Grenfell Fire.

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David Lammy MP was named Politician of the Year by both GQ and the Political Studies Association, and subsequently dedicated both awards to the Windrush Generation and his friend, Khadija Saye, who lost her life in the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Back in 2017, David published the widely recognised review into the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in the Criminal Justice System. Following this, in 2020, David presented a TED talk as part of their latest Countdown series, calling for a global recognition that we cannot solve climate change without racial and social justice.

David Lammy MP was a passionate campaigner for Britain remaining in the European Union prior to the referendum in 2016, and has continued to be an outspoken critic of the government’s Brexit negotiation strategy.

His political career began in 2000 when he was elected to Parliament at the age of 27 after the death of Tottenham’s long-standing MP Bernie Grant. Throughout his time in the Labour Government, David was Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health, Minister for Constitutional Affairs, Minister for Culture, Media and Sport and latterly Minister for Higher Education. He was admitted to the Privy Council in 2008. He now sits on the Serious Violence Taskforce with the Home Secretary.

Writing frequently for national newspapers, David’s work has featured in the Guardian, the Times, the Independent and the New Statesman. In addition, he is President of the British and Foreign Schools Association and is a former trustee of Action Aid.

David is an Associate Tenant Barrister at the pre-eminent Doughty Street Chambers, a Visiting Lecturer at the School of Oriental and African studies, and a Visiting Professor in Practice at London School of Economics, Department of Law.

Speech Topics
  • Managing Diversity in Business
  • Post-Brexit Britain
  • Social activism in a fragmented and multi-cultural society
  • Crisis Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cities and the built environment
  • UK politics and public life
  • American politics
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