Diane Abbott

MP, Hackney North and Stoke Newington

Hackney North and Stoke Newington Labour

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How Diane Abbott voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Diane Abbott hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Bill Presented — General Practitioner Surgeries (Rural Areas) Bill: Recall of MPs Bill 21 Oct 2014

    I support the Bill. Does the hon. Gentleman accept that this is not about whether we trust the public, but about the fact that for the past 50 years brave Members of Parliament have had to take positions that were in advance of public opinion on social issues such as homosexuality, hanging and race relations, for which they were later vindicated?
  • Business of the House: ISIL: Iraq and Syria 16 Oct 2014

    We have heard about the gallantry of the Kurdish ground troops, often led by women, who are defending Kobane, but is there any possibility of a humanitarian corridor through Turkish territory to give humanitarian aid and support to its besieged inhabitants?
  • Business of the House: Backbench Business — Palestine and Israel 13 Oct 2014

    I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Easington (Grahame M. Morris) on tabling this very important motion. I observe that earlier this evening the hon. Member for Hendon (Dr Offord) said that the motion did not matter, that we were just Back Benchers and that it did not come from the Government. I say to him that I am surprised he takes being a Member of Parliament so lightly. I also...

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Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington

Entered House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election


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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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 43 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 69 written questions in the last year — 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 67.90% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 19 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 599 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from MRL Public Sector Consultants, Pepple House, 8 Broad Street, Great Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6HJ:
26 November 2013, I received a fee of £1,000 for speaking at the 1st African Legislative Summit, National Assembly, Abuja, Nigeria. Hours: 8 hrs. The cost of my flights, transfers and hotel accommodation in Abuja were also met; estimated value £5,000. (Registered 3 December 2013)
Fees received for co-presenting BBC’s ‘This WeekTV programme. Address: BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA: (Registered 4 November 2013, updated 13 March 2014)
24 October 2013, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 4 November 2013)
31 October 2013, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 4 November 2013)
28 November 2013, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 12 December 2013)
19 December 2013, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 7 January 2014)
9 January 2014, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 13 January 2014)
30 January 2014, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 4 February 2014)
6 March 2014, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 13 March 2014)
20 March 2014, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 3 April 2014)
1 May 2014, received £700.  Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 14 May 2014)
8 May 2014, received £700.  Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 14 May 2014)
5 June 2014, received £700.  Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 19 June 2014)
19 June 2014, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 19 June 2014)
3 July 2014, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 7 July 2014)
10 July 2014, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 4 August 2014)
3 December 2013, received fee of £150 for speaking at London Street Play event at City Hall. Address of payer: London Play, Unit F3, 89-93 Fonthill Road, London N4 3JH. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 12 December 2013)
23 January 2014, received fee of £2,000 for speaking at Citywealth Power Women Lunch 2014, Address: 26 Bryanston Mews East, London W1H 2DB. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 4 February 2014)
30 January 2014, received fee of £1,000 for speaking at Pinsent Masons diversity event, Address: Pinsent Masons LLP, 30 Crown Place, Earl Street, London EC2A 4ES.
Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 4 February 2014)
17 March 2014, received fee of £2,000 for participating in Channel 4’s ‘Fifteen to One’ Television Programme. Address: Remedy Productions, 1-3 St Peters Street, London N1 8JD. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 19 March 2014)
13 May 2014, received fee of £200 for writing an article for the New Statesman magazine, cover date 9 May 2014. Address: New Statesman, 7th Floor, John Carpenter House, 7 Carmelite Street, London EC4Y 0AN. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 14 May 2014)
29 May 2014, £500 received for taking part in part of the Selfridges Beauty Project. Address: Intelligence Squared, Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LQ. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 3 June 2014)
4 July 2014, received £2,500, plus the cost of accommodation and flights, for keynote speech at the launch of the Jersey Community Relations Trust’s Women in Politics series. Address: Jersey Community Relations Trust, PO Box 681, St. Helier, Jersey JE4 0NL. Hours: 48 hours.
(Registered 7 July 2014)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: Unite House, 128 Theobald’s Road, Holborn WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 3 April 2014)
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: BM Creative Management Ltd
(b) Address of donor: 4th Floor, Aldwych House, 81 Aldwych, London WC2B 4HN
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(b) Date of receipt: 9 July 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 9 July 2014
(b) Donor status: company, registration 05635995
(b) (Registered 1 August 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: 46 North St, PO Box 3, St Johns, Antigua
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and accommodation with an estimated value of £5,380
Destination of visit: Antigua
Date of visit: 17 to 21 January 2014
Purpose of visit: To speak at an event marking the 75th anniversary of the Antigua Trades and Labour Union, to take part in training event for trade union officials, and to meet with elected representatives including the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition
(Registered 6 February 2014)
7. Overseas benefits and gifts
See my entry in Category 2.

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