A selection of Diane Abbott's votes
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Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Details
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
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 never rebelled against their party in this parliament
The Secretary of State has announced that he will report on measures of worklessness and educational attainment. Will he take care to make sure that those figures are broken down by race and ethnicity, because there are complex factors at work? It is not necessarily the case that all groups of black children do worse than all groups of white children. Although we might disagree on the...
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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
- 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)
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- Has spoken in 42 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 103 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 51.35% 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 623 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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