Diane Abbott’s voting in Parliament
Diane Abbott is a Independent MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Independent MPs.
However, Diane Abbott sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
Diane Abbott almost always voted against introducing foundation hospitals; comparable Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, 1 absence, in 2003. Independent, 9 votes, in 2003
Diane Abbott generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system; comparable Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, 3 absences, between 2007–2016. Independent, 11 votes, between 2000–2019
Diane Abbott consistently voted against the Iraq war; comparable Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, between 2002–2003. Independent, 6 votes, between 2002–2003
Diane Abbott generally voted against Labour's anti-terrorism laws; comparable Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
13 votes for, 30 votes against, 27 absences, between 2001–2010. Independent, 81 votes, between 2001–2010
Diane Abbott generally voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications; comparable Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 3 absences, between 2014–2016. Independent, 9 votes, between 2009–2016
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The massacre by Hamas on 7 October is completely indefensible, but the Minister will be aware that since then no fewer than 5,500 Gaza children have died and there are hundreds more missing, probably under rubble. The Secretary-General of the UN said Gaza is “a graveyard for children” and most recently the executive director of UNICEF has said that pauses are not enough and only a...
Will my right hon. Friend give way?
The Minister will be aware that President Macron, the United Nations and all the adjoining Arab countries are calling for a ceasefire. They are calling for a ceasefire because short humanitarian pauses will not end the slaughter. Does he accept that what the British people and supporters of parties on all sides of the House want to see is policies that will end the killing, end the slaughter...
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Independent MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Party was Labour until 22 Apr 2023
Topics of interest
Diane Abbott campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Home Office
- Department for International Development
- International Development
- Mental Health
- Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse
Currently held offices
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (since 11 May 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Justice Committee ( 5 Jan 2022 to 29 Nov 2022)
- Shadow Home Secretary ( 6 Oct 2016 to 5 Apr 2020)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Health (27 Jun 2016 to 6 Oct 2016)
- Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (14 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
- 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)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 27 Nov 2023.
1. Employment and earnings
7 March 2023, received £3,000 from Farnborough College
of Technology, Boundary Road, Farnborough GU14 6SB, via Gordon Poole Agency Ltd, The Limes, Brockley, Bristol BS48 3BB, for a speech on 1 March 2023. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 09 March 2023)
Since December 2015, a trustee of the Diane Abbott Foundation, which works to excel and improve education. (Registered 26 October 2016)
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