David Lammy: ‘Kamala Harris means my daughter can dream dreams that weren’t possible before'

Labour MP David Lammy has hailed the election of US vice president elect Kamala Harris, after she became the first woman – and first woman of colour – to take the role.

Speaking to Yahoo’s White Wine Question Time podcast, Lammy said: “It makes me emotional because my six-yeasr-old can look at Kamala and dream dreams that weren’t possible before.”

The MP praised president-elect Joe Biden, calling him “the absolute opposite of Donald Trump”.

Lammy told the podcast: “I have a lot of time for Joe Biden, I’ve met him a couple of times. He is a personable, charming, empathetic kind of guy. He cares.”