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David Lammy

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David Lammy MP

David became the first black Briton to study a Masters in Law at Harvard Law School in1997, three years after being admitted to the Bar of England and Wales. In June 2000 he was elected as Labour MP for Tottenham. Following his re-election in 2001, David became the first Tottenham MP to hold a Government position since 1945.

David has served as a Minister in the Department of Health, the Department of Constitutional Affairs, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and as the Minister for Skills. He was made a member of the Privy Council in October 2008.

David is an Honorary Ambassador of ActionAid and an Associate Fellow in the Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick. He sits on the International Advisory Board of the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies and is a member of the Royal Society of the Arts.