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Wednesday, 16 October, 2002, 10:42 GMT 11:42 UK
David Lammy

Date of birth

19 July 1972

Political profile

David Lammy is one of the rising stars of the Commons.

He was the youngest MP when he won a by-election in June 2000 following the death of Bernie Grant and already had an impressive career behind him.

The first black Briton to study at Harvard, he was the youngest barrister in the country when he qualified in 1994.

He was also a Labour member of the Greater London Assembly.

He established himself in the Commons as a Labour loyalist with an emphasis on social justice and multicultural inclusion.

He also takes a strong interest in African affairs.

A Christian Socialist and a Fabian, he made a speech seconding the loyal address following the 2001 election, traditionally a job for an up and coming MP and soon afterwards was appointed a parliamentary private secretary to Estelle Morris.

Mr Lammy was appointed junior health minister following the ministerial reshuffle in May 2002 and a year later he was moved to the new Department of Constitutional Affairs.

Contact

mail@davidlammy.co.uk

Constituency office 020 7219 0767

Website: http://www.davidlammy.co.uk

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