On this page, you can hear the stories of British MPs and local councillors who have worked to defend the citizenship rights of persons affected by the scandal, challenging the practices and policies that led to their disenfranchisements.

This includes important interviews with British politicians Dawn Butler, David Lammy and Bell Ribeiro-Addy who are all well-known for their active campaigning on behalf of persons of Caribbean heritage affected by the scandal.

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Bell Ribeiro-Addy was born in Streatham and is of Ghanaian descent.  She was Chief of Staff to Labour backbencher, Diane Abbott MP and elected to Labour MP for Streatham in 2019.  She is a staunch advocate of reparations and is currently chair of the All Party...

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David Lammy

The Rt Hon David Lammy MP was born in the UK to parents of Guyanese heritage. He studied law at SOAS and became the first Black Briton to attend Harvard Law School, where he graduated with a Master of Laws degree in 1997.  In 2000 he was elected to the London...

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Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler’s parents came to the UK from Jamaica in the 1950.  She is Labour MP for Brent Central and has been a MP continuously since 7 May 2015.  She recently launched the Windrush 100 Network in the House of Commons (December 2023).[coming soon].Transcript...

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Michael Russell Profitt, MBE

Michael Russell Profitt MBE was born Russell D’Anjou in British Guiana (present-day Guyana) in the late 1940s.  In this interview he talks about migrating to Britain, aged 13, to join his mother and other siblings who were already resident in England.  He shares...

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Sonia Winifred

Lambeth Cllr Sonia Winifred is a Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture.  She talks in her interview about the activism in Brixton and her involvement in community outreach in the wake of the Windrush Scandal.Transcript [coming soon].

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