Labour MP for Tottenham David Lammy MP, who is hoping to be the Mayor of London, joined Wake Up London to discuss his migration, mansion tax and a short film festival.
Mr Lammy maintains his strong opposition to the mansion tax, clarifying he thinks a review of the council tax bands would be far more progressive and useful.
He also touches upon the recent announcements by Rachel Reeves and the party policy on immigration. He is clear he wants the party to be pro-immigration and is keen for Labour to avoid being drawn into a “race to the bottom” or a competition with UKIP.
Mr Lammy says migrants are helping the NHS to thrive but wants "good, fair" rules on who can claim what welfare when, which supports the official party line which Rachel Reeves recently spoke about.
Fourwalls Short Film Festival is asking for short films of no longer than three minutes about Londoners’ views on housing, with the winning entries being shown as part of this years London Short Film Festival. David Lammy is chairing a judging panel of film makers, housing experts and architects. The aim of the project is to show the reality of housing in London through short films.
For more information on the project see here.