David Lammy is the MP for Tottenham. He is the author of Out of the Ashes: Britain after the Riots. Born in Tottenham to Guyanese parents, Lammy won a scholarship to the King’s School in Peterborough before going on to study law at the School of Oriental Studies in London. He also holds a Master’s degree in law from Harvard University. Lammy was elected MP for Tottenham in 2000 when he was just 27. Under the Labour government, he served in a number of ministerial positions including as Minister for Culture, and as the Minister for Higher Education. Lammy was a trustee for ActionAid from 2000 to 2006 and now serves as one of its Honorary Ambassadors.