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Lammy was born in Tottenham, a working-class area of North London, and brought up by his mother after his father left the family. He won an Inner London Education Authority organ scholarship to the King's School, Peterborough and studied for a degree in law at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, and then took a Masters degree at Harvard Law School.
In 2000, he was elected as a Labour candidate on the London-wide list to the London Assembly. However, the sitting MP for Tottenham Bernie Grant died during the campaign, and Lammy was selected to follow him. He retained the seat, on a low turnout, in a by-election held on June 22, 2000, becoming the youngest MP. He was promoted to the government in 2002 and has served at the Department for Constitutional Affairs since 2003.
Lammy was in a relationship with television presenter, June Sarpong . They split amicably in June 2003. He is engaged to portrait artist Nicola Green .
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