The Right Honourable David Lammy MP
Honorary President

David Lammy is the MP for Tottenham in the London Borough of Haringey and has represented this constituency since he was first elected as an MP in 2000, aged 27. He is currently the Shadow Foreign Secretary and has recently served as Shadow Justice Secretary (April 2020 to November 2021). In the last Labour government (2001-2010) David held a number of ministerial posts, including at the Department of Culture, Media and Sports, and was elected a Privy Councillor. He is respected across the party spectrum and is a well-known public figure.

David was born in Tottenham in 1972 and is one of five children raised by his mother. He attended Downhills Primary School and at the age of eleven, he won a scholarship as a chorister to attend The Kings School, a state choral school in Peterborough. David returned to London in 1990 to study law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Law School. Admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 1994, he became the first Black Briton to study a Masters in Law at the Harvard Law School in 1997.

An advocate of social activism, diversity and multi-culturalism, David continues to tackle the big issues facing society (on a macro and micro scale) and provide tangible solutions to bring about effective change.

David regularly appears on television as a commentator and writes for national newspapers, including the Guardian, the Times, the Independent, the New Statesman and the Spectator. He also hosts a weekly radio show on LBC.

David has expressed his admiration for the “fantastic work” that Haringey Aquatics does and was a strong supporter of the club’s third pool campaign in 2017.

 

Pam Crofts
Honorary President

Pam has been involved with Haringey Aquatics since 1986 when her then 10 years old son joined the club. Within 4 months she was persuaded to take on the committee post of competition secretary arranging club galas and accompanying the team to ‘away’ meets.  This introduced her almost immediately to County events where she was, again, talked into helping poolside.

Since then, Pam has worked for the club in a variety of roles – as a teacher, assistant coach, official, secretary and chair of the club at different times. Having initially qualified as a time keeper to help support the club, Pam continued her training as an official and is now a qualified British Swimming licenced referee. She has also been appointed to a number of roles in the Middlesex County Amateur Swimming Association, including to President (twice).