Diane Abbott

MP, Hackney North and Stoke Newington

Hackney North and Stoke Newington Labour

Diane Abbott’s voting in Parliament

Diane Abbott is a Labour MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Diane Abbott sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Diane Abbott almost always voted against introducing foundation hospitals, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Diane Abbott consistently voted against the Iraq war, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Diane Abbott almost always voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Diane Abbott generally voted against Labour's anti-terrorism laws, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Diane Abbott almost always voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Diane Abbott generally voted against a stricter asylum system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Diane Abbott generally voted against use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Diane Abbott never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Counter-ISIL Coalition Strategy 20 Jul 2015

    My hon. Friend the Member for Gedling (Vernon Coaker) has made it clear that there is ample precedent for embedded troops to be withdrawn from specific operations when they are outwith the foreign policy of their country. The Secretary of State has told the House that he has personally authorised each bombing raid by a British pilot. Does he understand how concerned the public will be about...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Water Cannon 15 Jul 2015

    Many Londoners will be surprised that the hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), the current Mayor of London, spent nearly a quarter of a million pounds of public money on water cannon before they had even been authorised, but they will be relieved, none the less, that they have not been authorised. Twice in my time as a Member of Parliament, I have seen public disorder...
  • [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] — Housing Supply (London) 15 Jul 2015

    Does my hon. Friend agree that one of the aspects of putting up council rents for people who earn a little more is that the earnings will be household earnings, which means that the rent for two people on an average salary in London will go up? Is not putting up rents in that way a tax on aspiration?

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Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Expenses

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • International Development
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Education
  • Haiti
  • Catering
  • Mental Health
  • Health
  • Asylum Seekers

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Public Health) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs: Entry Clearance Sub-Committee (25 Nov 1997 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (16 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (15 Nov 1995 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jan 1994 to 1 Jan 1997)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (17 May 1989 to 8 Nov 1995)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (15 May 1989 to 8 Nov 1995)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 42 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 90 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 49.06% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 20 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 277 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Diane Abbott’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 623 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Fees received for co-presenting BBC’s ‘This Week’ TV programme. Address: BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA. (Registered 04 November 2013)
11 September 2014, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 21 October 2014)
9 October 2014, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 21 October 2014)
16 October 2014, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 21 October 2014)
6 November 2014, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 02 December 2014)
27 November 2014, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 02 December 2014)
11 December 2014, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 14 January 2015)
18 December 2014, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 14 January 2015)
8 January 2015, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 14 January 2015)
15 January 2015, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 26 February 2015)
12 February 2015, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 26 February 2015)
26 February 2015, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 26 February 2015)
19 March 2015, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 27 March 2015)
26 March 2015, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 27 March 2015)
9 April 2015, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 26 May 2015)
23 April 2015, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 26 May 2015)
14 May 2015, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 03 June 2015)
4 June 2015, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 01 July 2015)
18 June 2015, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 01 July 2015)
16 July 2015, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 07 August 2015)
14 October 2014, received £1,000 for speaking at the Ilkley Literary Festival. Address: Clive Conway Productions, 32 Grove Street, Oxford OX2 7TJ. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 21 October 2014)
15 October 2014, received £2,000 for speaking at the BNP Paribas Black History Month event. Address: BNP Paribas UK, 10 Harewood Avenue, London NW1 6AA. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 21 October 2014)
28 July 2015, received £4,000 for taking part in Grant Thornton’s panel at the JLA/FD Intelligence Post-election event. Address: JLA, 14 Berners Street, London W1T 3LJ. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 07 August 2015)

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