Diane Abbott

Former MP, Hackney North and Stoke Newington

Hackney North and Stoke Newington Labour

A selection of Diane Abbott's votes

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  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Details
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details

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Diane Abbott occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Undercover Policing 26 Mar 2015

    As one of the people under surveillance in the 1990s, I assure the House that I was never engaged in anything illegal and I certainly was not engaged in seeking to undermine democracy. On the contrary, many of the campaigns I was involved in served to reinforce democracy by engaging with people who otherwise thought they did not have a voice, notably the Stephen Lawrence campaign. I am clear...
  • Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Greater London 26 Mar 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of housing costs in London on the ability of employers to recruit staff; and if he will make a statement.
  • [Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Backbench business — Animal Welfare (Non-stun Slaughter) 23 Feb 2015

    I am always gripped by discussions about the European Commission, but will the Minister comment on the point that concerns my constituents, which is that for some of the people involved in the push against halal and shechita, animal welfare is merely a flag of convenience? That is what concerns my constituents. They are very happy to make slaughter safer and more humane, but they are worried...

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Former Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington

Entered House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — 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)
  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 109 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 67.96% 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.
  • 270 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 618 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
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)
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)
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 2 December 2014)
27 November 2014, received £700. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 2 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)
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 hrs.
(Registered 7 July 2014)
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)
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)
7. Overseas benefits and gifts
See my entry in Category 2.

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