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David Lammy

By 25th July 2023July 28th, 2023Speakers-2023

David Lammy is the Labour MP for Tottenham and the former Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs. He served as Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor before that. Lammy was a Minister in various departments during 2002-2010 in the Blair and Brown governments. He holds degrees from SOAS Law School and Harvard Law School, where he was the first Black Briton to attend. An author of two books, including ‘Out of the Ashes’ (2011) on the 2011 London riots, and ‘Tribes: How Our Need to Belong Can Make or Break Society’ (2020). Lammy’s 2016 review on criminal justice disproportionality led to the landmark Lammy Review’s publication. He was named GQ’s and the Political Studies Association’s Politician of the Year in 2018.