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 collegues, such as:
Diane Abbott almost always voted against introducing foundation hospitals, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Diane Abbott consistently voted against the Iraq war, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Diane Abbott almost always voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Diane Abbott generally voted against Labour's anti-terrorism laws, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Diane Abbott almost always voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Diane Abbott generally voted against a stricter asylum system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Diane Abbott generally voted against use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Diane Abbott’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Diane Abbott’s full vote analysis page for more.
Diane Abbott never rebelled against their party in this parliament
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Friend the Member for Gedling (Vernon Coaker) has made it clear that there is ample precedent for embedded troops to be withdrawn from specific operations when they are outwith the foreign policy of their country.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...
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...
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?
More of Diane Abbott’s recent appearances
Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Expenses data for MPs is available from 2004 onwards
split over several locations. At the moment we don't have the time to convert
it to a format we can display on the site so we just have to point you to where
you can find it.
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- International Development
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Mental 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)
Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site.
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.
- 276 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?)
Please feel free to use the data on this page, but if
you do you must cite TheyWorkForYou.com in the body
of your articles as the source of any analysis or
data you get off this site.
This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety
of sources. Voting information from