Labour MP for Tottenham and former Minister for Higher Education and Skills
David Lammy is the Labour MP for Tottenham and former Minister for Higher Education and Skills.
Long bio: David Lammy is the Member of Parliament for Tottenham. Born in Tottenham to Guyanese parents, David was raised by a single mother. At eleven years of age, he won a scholarship as a chorister to attend The Kings School in Peterborough. He went on to study law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales, and became the first Black Briton to study a Masters in Law at the Harvard Law School.
In government, David served as a Minister in the Department of Health, the Department of Constitutional Affairs, and as Minister for Culture in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Most recently he served as the Minister for Skills and the Minister of State for Higher Education. He is also a member of the Privy Council.
David is the author of Out of the Ashes: Britain After the Riots, a book about the reasons behind the 2011 London riots and what has to be done to prevent something similar happening again.
He lives in Haringey, London with his artist wife and two young sons.