Diane Abbott

Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

Hackney North and Stoke Newington Labour

Diane Abbott’s voting in Parliament

Diane Abbott is a Labour MP, and 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 almost always voted for. Show votes
  • Diane Abbott generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Diane Abbott never rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington

Entered the 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

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (since 14 Sep 2015)

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)

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  • Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 19 written questions in the last year — 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 59.90% 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.
  • 279 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Diane Abbott’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 629 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Fees received for co-presenting BBC’s ‘This WeekTV programme. Address: BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA. (Registered 04 November 2013)
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)
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)
23rd October 2015, received £1,500 for co-presenting BBC’s "Have I Got News for You" TV programme. Address: Hat Trick Productions, 33 Oval Road Camden, London NW1 7EA. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 26 October 2015)
10 October 2015, received £1,400 for taking part in a talk at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich. Address: Clive Conway Productions, 32 Grove St, Oxford OX2 7JT. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 26 October 2015)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Ann Pettifor
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,651.07 towards rent of an office for my mayoral campaign

Date received: 28 August 2015

Date accepted: 30 September 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 October 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Stop Aids (2) Aids Alliance
Address of donor: (1) Grayston Centre, 28 Charles St, London N1 6HT (2) Preece House, 91-101 Davigdor Rd, Hove BN3 1RE

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): for myself and a member of staff, flights £2,784, accommodation £380.52, other travel costs £172, per diems £183; total £3,519.52. These costs were divided equally between both donors.

Destination of visit: Uganda

Date of visit: 11-14 November 2015

Purpose of visit: to visit the different organisations and charities (development) in regards to AIDS and HIV.

(Registered 09 December 2015)

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