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David Lammy: Boris lacks “vision”

Tottenham MP is still considering a bid for the capital's top job

By Josh Lowe  

Lammy v Boris—a potential battleground for 2016

Labour MP for Tottenham David Lammy has used a debate on housing to attack London Mayor Boris Johnson, ahead of his own possible future mayoral bid.

Appearing on a panel at the London Festival of Architecture on Monday, Lammy criticised the Mayor’s lack of “vision” in tackling London’s housing crisis, both in terms of building new homes and in ensuring homes are affordable to a wide range of Londoners.

Speaking to Prospect after the debate, he said: “I just don’t see…

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