In conversation with David Lammy MP

'We are global leaders in music. The music sector is a major contributor to GDP. We need the sector to come back when this is all over.'

- David Lammy MP

ISM Chief Executive, Deborah Annetts interviews David Lammy, Member of Parliament for Tottenham, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, and a former Culture Minister and Higher Education Minister. They discuss issues around music education, COVID-19 response and recovery, Brexit, future economies and diversity.

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David Lammy MP

David Lammy is the Labour Member of Parliament for Tottenham. He is currently Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, and has served as both Culture Minister and Higher Education Minister. He chaired a landmark review of the criminal justice system, and is renowned for his role in securing justice for victims of the Windrush Scandal and London's Grenfell Tower fire, as well as spearheading the fight against Brexit, pushing for equal access to university and demanding the decolonisation of education curriculums and international aid. His book Tribes explores the benign and malign effects of our very human need to belong.