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 a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU 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
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Diane Abbott occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Backbench Business: Devolution and the Union 20 Nov 2014

    I am pleased to be able to speak in this important debate on devolution and the Union and I congratulate the Backbench Business Committee on making it possible. I want to speak about the devolution of powers to our great cities in the Union. There is a growing consensus about the importance of growth, if nothing else, and about devolving powers to our great cities. There was last year’s...
  • Backbench Business: Devolution and the Union 20 Nov 2014

    Does my hon. Friend agree that one of the issues arising from the current debate on devolution and the Union is that of more powers for our great cities? As the London Finance Commission and the Independent City Growth Commission have set out, there is a strong argument for many of our great cities to be allowed to keep more of their property taxes and to empower people in those cities.
  • Backbench Business: Devolution and the Union 20 Nov 2014

    Does the hon. Gentleman agree that attempts at regionalisation in the previous Parliament showed that the British electorate are not interested in new layers of government in England?

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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 45 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 101 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 68.28% 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") 605 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Nov 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)
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)
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 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)
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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