David Lammy studied law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Law School and was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 1994.
He was elected as Labour MP for Tottenham at the age of 27 in June 2000.
David served 9 years (2001 to 2010) as a Minister in the Labour government and was made a Privy Councillor in 2008. Since 2010, David has been an active backbench MP.
David is also the author of ‘Out of the Ashes: Britain after the riots’, a book about the reasons behind the 2011 riots and what has to be done to prevent them happening ever again.