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People Are Sniggering At MPs' Middle Names As They Are Sworn Into Parliament

Can he really be called David "London" Lammy? H/T ParlyApp.

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It got some Westminster-watchers rather excited.

Nominative determinism? London mayoral hopeful David Lammy's Middle name is "London" and James Whittingdale's is "Flashy"! h/t @ParlyApp

Yesterday's Hansard is a particular joy for finding out MP middle names. E.g. "Right honourable John Flashy Lawrence Whittingdale, Maldon"

Hard to see past David "London's my middle name" Lammy as the next London mayor! @DavidLammy

Lammy told BuzzFeed News: "I've always said I've got London at my core – but I must say I didn't expect Hansard to take it quite so literally."

Emily Ashton is a senior political correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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