David Lammy receives Labour MP of the Year Award

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DAVID LAMMY has been named Labour MP of the Year. Mr Speaker, Rt Hon John Bercow MP and patron of the Patchwork Foundation announced the winners of the MP of the Year Awards 2016 sponsored by KPMG at Speakers House on November 2, for those MPs who have represented and work well with underrepresented, deprived and minority communities across the country.

Lammy said: “I am very honoured to have been awarded Labour MP of the Year by the Patchwork Foundation, which does fantastic work in supporting under-represented communities. I am proud to represent one of the most diverse constituencies in the country and I will continue to stand up for minority communities to ensure that their voices are heard.”

Labour Party Leader Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP said: “Born and bred in Tottenham, David Lammy is the very epitome of an MP who lives and breathes his roots. In the last year, he ran a passionate campaign to be Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London and has effectively held the BBC to account on ethnic minority representation within their organisation. I congratulate him on being named Labour’s MP of the Year, and I am sure he will continue the very traits that won him this award: championing equality and delivering for his constituents.”

Siddiq Musa, KPMG Partner said: “We are delighted to sponsor these Patchwork Awards for the third year encouraging under represented communities to connect with the political process and celebrating those MPs from across the political divide who have really made a difference to inclusion.

“The work done by their volunteers and the time they commit will hopefully inspire young people in all communities to fulfil their true potential. How organisations work with, and within, their local communities is a critical part of inspiring young people.

“That’s why KPMG pioneered a School Leaver Programme, a Business Support Academy and also launched our 360 degree apprenticeship programme. We have committed ourselves to target ranges spanning across the four areas of gender, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation.

“Everyone has the right to feel safe from discrimination and bring their whole self to work, into Parliament or civic life so that they can fulfil their own potential and make a difference to business, our communities and to people’s lives and opportunities.”

Source: voice-online.co.uk

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