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David Lammy

David Lammy is the Labour MP for Tottenham. He has been the MP for his home constituency since 2000. In April 2020, David was appointed the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice.

David has been one of Parliament's most prominent and successful campaigners for social justice. In January 2016, the then Prime Minister David Cameron asked David to lead an independent review into the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in our criminal justice system. The Lammy Review was published in September 2017 and included 35 wide-ranging policy recommendations for Government and the criminal justice sector.

David is also the author of Out of the Ashes: Britain After the Riots, an analysis of the long-standing causes of the 2011 riots, as well as his new book, Tribes: How Our Need to Belong Can Make or Break Society. David is a regular contributor to national newspapers and publications including The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, New Statesman and others, and appears regularly on television and radio.