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David Lammy appointed as PPS to Estelle Morris


Estelle Morris has appointed David Lammy MP as her Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS).

Ms Morris said:

“David is joining the team at a crucial time with the introduction of new legislation to deliver higher standards in education. He will play a key role in helping us achieve our goal of providing a high quality of education to all young people, tailored to individual talent.”

Mr Lammy said:

“This is a very exciting role for me. I am delighted to have the opportunity to focus my energy on education issues given the Government’s new drive to create more diversity in our schools, colleges and universities.”

Mr Lammy, MP for Tottenham, was elected to Parliament following a by-election in June 2000. He studied at Harvard Law School in 1997, becoming the first Black Briton to do so. One of the youngest qualifying barristers in England in 1994, he graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. In his new role at the Department for Education and Skills Mr Lammy will be joining Vernon Coaker, PPS to Stephen Timms, Minister for School Standards, and Mike Foster, PPS to Margaret Hodge, Minister for Lifelong Learning and Higher Education.

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