A passionate campaigner for Britain remaining in the European Union prior to the referendum in 2016, David has continued to be an outspoken critic of the government’s Brexit negotiation strategy and a firm supporter of a second referendum.
He also led the campaign for the Windrush British Citizens to be granted full British Citizenship, has been at the forefront of the fight for justice for the families affected by the Grenfell Fire, and published the widely recognised review into the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in the Criminal Justice System.
- Managing diversity in business
How to challenge issues surrounding diversity in a progressive and effective manner and help to ensure that it has a positive impact on the workplace and your bottom line.
The aftermath of Brexit and its impact on the economy, businesses and society on a local and global scale.
How to manage a crisis effectively in a pressurised environment, and the strategic lessons learnt from dealing with testing situations at the front line of politics.
- Cities and the built environment
Understand the array of challenges and opportunities facing the infrastructure of our ever-expanding cities as they go through constant and rapid transformation.
- Social activism in a fragmented and multi-cultural society
Learn how diversity, multiculturalism and multi-racial architecture play an integral role today and how they impact on activism and politics.
- UK politics and public life
An insider’s take on the day to day realities of political life and how the tools for dealing with strategic issues at Westminster can be employed at all levels of businesses and organisations.
- American politics
Understand the similarities and differences between US and UK politics through an exploration of the prominent characters, defining groups and trends effecting these ever-changing landscapes.
David was elected to Parliament at the age of 27 in 2000, following the untimely death of Tottenham’s long-standing MP Bernie Grant. He joined the Labour Government in 2002 and remained a member until 2010. He was Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health, Minister for Constitutional Affairs, Minister for Culture, Media and Sport and latterly Minister for Higher Education. He was admitted to the Privy Council in 2008.
David writes for national newspapers, including the Guardian, the Times, the Independent and the New Statesman, is President of the British and Foreign Schools Association and is a former trustee of Action Aid.