David Lammy has been the Labour Member of Parliament for Tottenham since June 2000. Before the Labour Party’s defeat in the 2010 General Election he served as Minister for Higher Education, following ministerial posts in the Department of Health, the Department of Constitutional Affairs, the DCMS and the Department for Innovation, University and Skills. He was made a member of the Privy Council in October 2008.
He is married with two young sons and lives in his constituency. His acclaimed first book, Out of the Ashes, looked at the causes and repercussions of the riots of summer 2011, and was published by Guardian Books. David is now working on a new book, Tribes, about our need to belong, which will be published in 2019 by Constable/Little, Brown.