David Lammy

Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

Labour MP for Tottenham

@DavidLammy https://facebook.com/DavidLammyTottenham

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Labour MP for Tottenham

Entered the House of Commons on 22 June 2000 — Byelection

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Topics of interest

David Lammy campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Office
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Department for Education
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Grenfell Tower: Fires
  • Students: Finance
  • Gambling
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Immigration

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice (since 6 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 4 Mar 2020)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (12 Dec 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (1 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Draft Defamation Bill (Joint Committee) (24 Mar 2011 to 12 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (26 Oct 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Higher Education and Intellectual Property) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Higher Education and Intellectual Property) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills) (Higher Education & Intellectual Property) (5 Oct 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills) (Skills) (29 Jun 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Culture) (10 May 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs) (13 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (5 Mar 2001 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (25 Jan 2001 to 11 May 2001)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Sep 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received via the Speaking Office, Unit 31 Highbury Studios, 10 Hornsey Street, London N7 8EL, for speaking engagements. (Updated 15 April 2021)
16 October 202, received £1,640 from Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited, The WestWorks Building, 195 Wood Lane, London W12 7FQ, for a speaking event with Q&A as part of Novartis Oncology ONCO Festival 2020 on 8 September 2020. Hours: 2 hrs including preparation. (Registered 10 November 2020)
25 October 2020, received £3,280 from Lloyds of London, One Lime Street, London EC3M 7HA, for a discussion and Q&A for Black History Month on 12 October 2020. Hours: 3 hrs including preparation. (Registered 10 November 2020)
16 November 2020, received £2,050 from the Finsbury Group Ltd, The Adelphi 1-11, John Adam Street, London WC2N 6HT, for a panel discussion for UK Black History Month on 16 October 2020. Hours: 2.5 hrs including preparation time. (Registered 04 December 2020)
16 November 2020, received £1,640 from Speakers Corner, Unit 31 Highbury Studios, 10 Hornsey Street, London N7 8EL, for a keynote speech followed by Q&A for VM Ware Employee Celebration of Black History Month on 8 October 2020. Hours: 2.5 hrs including preparation. (Registered 04 December 2020)
29 October 2020, received £1,435 from Blackstone, 345 Park Avenue, New York, NY10154, US, via JLA, 14 Berners Street, London W1T 3LJ, for a Q&A for Blackstone Diversity Network on 18 September 2020. Hours: 3 hrs including preparation time. (Registered 07 December 2020)
16 November 2020, received £1,640 from the Royal Bank of Canada, Riverbank House, 2 Swan Lane, London EC4R 3BF, via JLA, 14 Berners Street, London W1T 3LJ, for a speaking event with Q&A as part of a Black History Month celebration on 7 October 2020. Hours: 2.5 hrs including preparation. (Registered 07 December 2020)
30 November 2020, received £2,460 from Google UK Ltd, Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9TQ, speaking to Google UK Group employees about diversity and inclusion on 28 September 2020. Hours: 3.5 hrs including preparation. (Registered 23 December 2020)
30 November 2020, received £1,640 from ForwardPMX, 100 Leman Street E1 8EU, via Speakers Corner, Unit 31, Highbury Studios, 10 Hornsey Street, London N7 8EL, for keynote speech followed by Q&A on my book on 23 October 2020. Hours: 3.5 hrs including preparation. (Registered 23 December 2020)
30 November 2020, received £2,050 from Hammerson, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GE, via Speakers Corner, Unit 31, Highbury Studios, 10 Hornsey Street, London N7 8EL, for a discussion followed by a Q&A on my book on 22 October 2020. Hours: 2.5 hrs including preparation. (Registered 23 December 2020)
30 November 2020, received £2,050 from VMware Ltd, Flow 1&2 River Park Avenue, Staines TW18 3FA, via Speakers Corner, Unit 31, Highbury Studios, 10 Hornsey Street, London N7 8EL, for delivering keynote speech for the launch of VMware’s black employees’ resource group on 8 October 2020. Hours: 2.5 hrs including preparation. (Registered 24 December 2020)
31 December 2020, received £1,640 from SumUp, Grunerstrase 13, 10179 Berlin, for Q&A on racial diversity and inclusion to SumUP employees in EU on 18 November 2020. Hours: 3.5 hrs including preparation. (Registered 22 January 2021)
13 April 2021 received £2,870 from Fund Finance Association, 244 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1225, New York, for appearing on a panel on 11 March 2021. Hours: 3 hrs including preparation. (Registered 15 April 2021)
30 June 2021, received £1,640 from We Are Creative Equals, 93 Chatterton Road, Bromley BR2 9QQ, for speaking at an event on 13 May 2021. Hours 2.5 hrs including preparation. (Registered 30 June 2021; updated 19 July 2021)
30 June 2021, received £4,100 from Deloitte, 2 New Street Square, London EC4A 3BZ, for speaking at two events on 19 and 26 May 2021. Hours 4.5 hrs including preparation. (Registered 30 June 2021; updated 19 July 2021)
30 June 2021, received £2,870 from Facebook, 10 Brock Street Regent's Place, London NW1 3FG, for speaking at an event on 22 June 2021. Hours: 2.5 hrs including preparation. (Registered 30 June 2021; updated 19 July 2021)
Payments from Global Radio, 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA:
25 September 2020, received £3,600 for guest presenting a radio show on LBC on 25, 26 July; 1, 2, 8, 9 August 2020. Hours: 24 hrs in total including preparation time (3 hrs per show). (Registered 12 October 2020)
27 October 2020, received £3,060 via Independent Talent Group, 40 Whitfield Street, Bloomsbury, London W1T 2RH, for guest presenting three shows on LBC on 19, 26 September and 3 October 2020. Hours: 13.5 hrs in total including preparation time (4.5 hrs per show). (Registered 11 November 2020)
27 November 2020, received £2,890 via Independent Talent Group, 40 Whitfield Street, Bloomsbury, London W1T 2RH, for guest presenting three shows on LBC on 31 October 2020, and 7, 14 November 2020. Hours: 13.5 hrs in total including preparation time (4.5 hrs per show). (Registered 23 December 2020)
5 January 2021, received £2,975 via Independent Talent Group, 40 Whitfield Street, Bloomsbury, London W1T 2RH, for guest presenting five shows on LBC on 21, 28 November 2020, and 5, 12, 19 December 2020. Hours: 22.5 hrs in total including preparation time (4.5 hrs per show). (Registered 22 January 2021)
29 January 2021, received £2,295 via Independent Talent Group, 40 Whitfield Street, Bloomsbury, London W1T 2RH, for guest presenting three shows on LBC on 4, 25 and 26 December 2020. Hours: 13.5 hrs in total including preparation time (4.5 hrs per show). (Registered 26 February 2021)
26 March 2021, received £2,380 via Independent Talent Group, 40 Whitfield Street, Bloomsbury, London W1T 2RH, for guest presenting four shows on LBC on 6, 13, 20 and 27 February 2021. Hours: 18 hrs in total including preparation (4.5 hrs per show). (Registered 30 March 2021)
22 April 2021, received £4,675 via Independent Talent Group, 40 Whitfield Street, Bloomsbury, London W1T 2RH, for presenting seven shows on LBC on 6, 13, 20, 27, 29, 30 and 31 March 2021. Hours: 31.5 hrs in total including preparation time (4.5 hrs per show). (Registered 05 May 2021)
25 June 2021, received £3,910 via Independent Talent Group, 40 Whitfield Street, Bloomsbury, London W1T 2RH, for presenting six shows on LBC on 3, 8, 15, 22, 29 and 31 May 2021. Hours: 27 hrs in total including preparation time (4.5 hrs per show). (Registered 29 June 2021)
23 July 2021, received £1,785 via Independent Talent Group, 40 Whitfield Street, Bloomsbury, London W1T 2RH, for presenting three shows on LBC on 12, 19 and 26 June 2021. Hours: 13.5 hrs in total including preparation time (4.5 hrs per show). (Registered 29 July 2021)
31 August 2021, received £2,875 via Independent Talent Group, 40 Whitfield Street, Bloomsbury, London W1T 2RH, for presenting five shows on LBC on 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 July 2021. Hours: 22.5 hrs in total including preparation time (4.5 hrs per show). (Registered 06 September 2021)
28 August 2020, received £737 from Tufts University, 96 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA 02155, for speaking at a Tufts University event on Race, Justice & Equality on 24 July 2020. Hours: 2.5 hrs including preparation. (Registered 18 September 2020)
29 January 2021, received £1,460.45 from the Wilson Centre, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC, 2004, USA, for facilitating a panel as part of a Foreign Policy is Climate Policy event on 16 December 2020. Hours: 4 hrs including preparation. (Registered 26 February 2021)
Payments received via Speakers Corner, Unit 31 Highbury Studios, 10 Hornsey Street, London N7 8EL:
5 March 2021, received £1,025 from the International Schools’ Bursars Association by way of an advance for speaking at their conference, due to take place on 26 May 2021 but now postponed until 24 November 2021. Hours: none to date. (Registered 29 March 2021)
13 May 2021, received £2,460 from Close Brothers, 10 Crown Place, London EC2A 4FT, for a panel event on 7 April 2021. Hours: 3 hrs including preparation. (Registered 14 May 2021)
14 July 2021, received £2,469 from Trainline, 3rd floor, 120 Holborn, London EC1N 2TD, for taking part in a session on diversity inclusion and race on 1 June 2021. Hours: 2.5 hrs including preparation. (Registered 14 July 2021)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Residential property in Tottenham: (i) and (ii).
8. Miscellaneous
Barrister (non-practising).
From January 2019, unpaid adviser to Pomeroon Trading Inc, an environmentally sustainable company that grows and exports coconuts and agricultural produce. I provide advice on Guyana, the Caribbean and on the company’s community development fund. I hold share options below the level for registration under the category for Shareholdings. (Registered 18 February 2019)
From 21 February 2020, Envoy Extraordinaire of the University of Guyana. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 30 September 2020)
From 1 June 2020, Associate Tenant, Doughty Street Chambers. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 30 September 2020)
From 7 September 2020 to 6 September 2023, Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics and Political Science. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 30 September 2020)
From 28 July 2021 to 27 August 2024, Professor of Practice at SOAS, University of London. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 09 August 2021)

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