David Lammy

David Lammy

David Lammy is the Member of Parliament for Tottenham and the Shadow Foreign Secretary. One of the leading agenda-setters in the fields of social activism, diversity and multi-culturalism, he was a member of the previous Labour Government (2001-2010), is respected across the party spectrum and is a well-known figure amongst the general public. He was Shadow Justice Secretary from April 2020 until November 2021 and won both GQ’s and the Political Studies Association’s Politician of the Year in 2018.

As Shadow Foreign Secretary, David continues set out Labour’s vision for a values-led foreign policy based on cooperation and internationalism. David sits on the Advisory Board for the European Council on Foreign Relations and is President of the British and Foreign School Society. He is also an Associate Tenant Barrister at the pre-eminent Doughty Street Chambers and a Professor in Practice at London School of Economics and the School of Oriental and African Studies.

As an activist for environmental justice, David is the founder of the Sophia Point Rainforest Research Centre in Guyana and has presented a TED talk as part of the Countdown to COP26 series, calling for a global recognition that we cannot solve the climate crisis without racial and social justice. David also an Ambassador for the LEAF Coalition, bringing together private sector and governments to provide finance for forest conservation.  

Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, UK Labour

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