Diane Abbott’s voting in Parliament
Diane Abbott is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour 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. Labour, 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. Labour, 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. Labour, 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. Labour, 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. Labour, 9 votes, between 2009–2016
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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department will accept donations of (a) toys for children at her Department 's short-term holding facilities and (b) funds for the express purpose of procuring toys for children staying at such facilities.
To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what information his Department holds on whether residential buildings were built using RAAC; and how that information was established.
Is the hon. Lady aware that, in 2019, Max Hastings, the editor of The Daily Telegraph and a Tory, said about Boris Johnson: “Johnson would not recognise truth, whether about his private or political life, if confronted by it in an identity parade”? Is not the truth that Boris has lied for so long and so often that it can come as no surprise that he is lying in this instance?
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Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
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: 18 Sep 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)
Name of donor: PNP Women’s Movement
Address of donor: 89 Old Hope Road, St. Andrew, Jamaica
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights £1,737.81, accommodation £802.01 and use of the airport Lounge £34.75, total value £2,574.57
Destination of visit: Kingston, Jamaica
Dates of visit: 7-12 July 2022
Purpose of visit: Guest speaker
at the PNP Women’s Movement’s 48th Annual Conference
(Registered 05 September 2022)
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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