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 very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted moderately against university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details

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Diane Abbott hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sri Lanka 21 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to his Sri Lankan counterpart on their cooperation with the investigation by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights into alleged abuses in that country.
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sri Lanka 21 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Sri Lankan counterpart on steps to bring to justice people responsible for the recent inter-communal violence in that country.
  • Backbench Business: Universal Postal Service 17 Jul 2014

    I am glad to have the opportunity to speak about the threat to the universal postal service posed by this defective competition regime and companies such as TNT. I must begin by thanking my hon. Friend the Member for North Ayrshire and Arran (Katy Clark) for bringing this subject for debate on the Floor of the House. I should also say that I am probably the only Member of the...

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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 41 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 68 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 68.07% 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") 596 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
5 June 2013, fee of £500 as guest on 10 O’Clock Live Series 3. Address of payer: Endemol UK, Shepherds Building Central, Charecroft Way, London W14 OEE. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 5 June 2013)
Payments from MRL Public Sector Consultants, Pepple House, 8 Broad Street, Great Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6HJ:
17 June 2013, I received a fee of £1,000 for speaking at a conference entitled "Emerging Democracies in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities" organized by the Nigerian National Institute for Legislative Studies. Hours: 8 hrs. The cost of my flights, transfers and hotel accommodation in Abuja from 15-18 June 2013 were also met; estimated value £1,500. (Registered 28 June 2013)
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)
23 July 2013, I received a fee of £5,000 for appearing as a contestant on ITV’s ‘The Chase Celebrity – Series 3’ television programme. Address of payer: ITV Studios Ltd, London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9Lt. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 23 July 2013)
Fees received for co-presenting BBC’s ‘This Week’ TV 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)
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)
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)
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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