This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources.
Email me updates on Diane Abbott’s activity (no more than once per day)
Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington
- Entered Parliament on 11 June 1987 — General election
- Send a message to your MP (via WriteToThem.com)
- Sign up to HearFromYourMP to get messages from your MP
- Help us add video by matching a speech by Diane Abbott
- Voting record
- Topics of interest
- Most recent appearances
- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Diane Abbott voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
Read about how the voting record is decided.
- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Home Department, International Development, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Education
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Haiti, Catering, Mental Health, Health, Asylum Seekers
(based on written questions asked by Diane Abbott and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Mental Health (Discrimination) (No. 2) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Equality Bill Committee (14 out of 20)
- Violent Crime Reduction Bill Committee (7 out of 7)
- Civil Partnership Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Mental Health (16 May 2013)
“On the question of culturally appropriate care, does the Minister agree that it can extend to quite mundane matters? There are mental health wards in this country with large numbers of BME people in them. Those people sometimes do not have the right hair care or the right music, or they might not have their culinary needs addressed. Those things can be really disturbing for someone who is...”
- Mental Health (16 May 2013)
“I apologise to the House for not being present for the debate’s opening speeches, which was due to circumstances beyond my control. I certainly meant no lack of respect for this debate; I think these Backbench Business Committee debates have been one of the more important and successful innovations of this Parliament, and mental health is a particularly important subject. I congratulate...”
- Mental Health (16 May 2013)
“My hon. Friend’s points are well made. Let me consider the future for mental health and set out for the House how important the role of local authorities can be in addressing the social determinants of mental ill health. Public health has become the responsibility of local authorities. They have a ring-fenced public health budget, and despite all their pressures and...”
Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site. (More about this)
- Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 253 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 67.65% 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 — 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.
- 289 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Diane Abbott’s activity.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 564 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|London costs||£2,916 (joint 1st with 49 others)||£2,812 (joint 1st with 47 others)||£2,712 (joint 1st with 46 others)||£2,613||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£14,225 (460th)||£20,178 (234th)||£20,306 (334th)||£20,225||£19,323 (joint 99th with 1 other)||£18,789 (joint 246th with 3 others)||£18,233 (joint 185th with 7 others)||£13,965 (380th)|
|Staffing costs||£105,341 (48th)||£90,325 (208th)||£81,807 (408th)||£83,818||£83,648 (26th)||£68,114 (223rd)||£72,310 (joint 1st with 23 others)||£46,812 (289th)|
|Communications Allowance||£12,233 (85th)||£7,948 (334th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£234 (635th)1||£1,789 (593rd)2||£2,415 (574th)||£3,466||£4,064 (564th)||£4,761 (535th)||£4,219 (555th)||£4,581 (487th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£6,271 (104th)||£1,521 (89th)||£2,125 (88th)||£1,091||£389 (558th)||£810 (350th)||£2,791 (joint 29th with 1 other)||£1,780 (107th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,906 (144th)||£4,501 (162nd)||£2,589||£1,322 (527th)||£280 (joint 642nd with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,351 (108th)||£1,166 (joint 151st with 11 others)||£1,166||£2,038 (29th)||£2,038 (25th)||£2,038 (25th)||£2,038 (24th)|
|Other Costs||£1,243 (80th)||£1,905 (57th)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,827 (54th)||£0|
|Total||£142,463 (421st)||£131,735 (513th)||£115,032 (584th)||£114,968||£112,402 (521st)||£96,366 (611th)||£102,945 (514th)||£70,403 (598th)|