David Lammy was born in Tottenham, North London to Guyanese parents. He entered national politics in his 20’s after winning a seat to parliament, a seat previous held by Guyanese born parliamentarian Bernie Grant.
Now 42, Lammy is setting his sight on becoming the mayor of London, home of thousands of Guyanese immigrants. But while this seems to be a huge challenge, Lammy is confident that he will succeed.
Here is David Lammy in an television interview talking about inequality in London
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Lammy wasn’t born with a gold spoon. His Guyanese mom raised 5 children on her own since Lammy was 12 years old. He worked at KFC and as a security guard to help the family put food on the table. Maybe that’s the reason why Lammy is motivated to succeed and he knew education was his springboard to success.
David Lammy studied law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, obtaining a first-class degree. He was the first black Briton to study at Harvard University when he won a place to study at Harvard Law School.
While some Londoners may think Lammy’s chances of becoming mayor is slim, Lammy seems confident. He obviously has many reasons to justify his confidence, his achievements to date says it all.