Diane Abbott

Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington

@HackneyAbbott https://facebook.com/Dianeabbott

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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, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Diane Abbott consistently voted against the Iraq war, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Diane Abbott generally voted against Labour's anti-terrorism laws, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Diane Abbott generally voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Diane Abbott generally voted for greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract shale gas, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Diane Abbott’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Diane Abbott’s full vote analysis page for more.

Diane Abbott has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 18 May 2020

    Like my good friend the right hon. Member for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford (Yvette Cooper), I shall be voting against this Bill. It is a bad Bill. It is bad in principle, bad in practice and it sends a terrible message to migrants and the children of migrants. The Bill does indeed abolish freedom of movement—although once this country voted to brexit, freedom of movement would have...
  • Women and Equalities: Covid-19: BAME Communities 6 May 2020

    What steps the Government are taking to tackle the disproportionate number of BAME deaths from covid-19.
  • Women and Equalities: Covid-19: BAME Communities 6 May 2020

    The Minister will be aware that of the 17 doctors who have died from covid-19, 16 are from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. So will she be speaking to her ministerial colleagues in the Department of Health about the NHS surcharge for migrants? It cannot be right that NHS migrant workers, who are frequently BAME, pay twice for the NHS, first in taxation and then through 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

Diane Abbott campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Home Office
  • Department for International Development
  • International Development
  • Haiti
  • Catering
  • Mental Health
  • Asylum Seekers
  • Health

Currently held offices

  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (since 11 May 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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: 6 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
21 July 2017, received £100 from the Guardian, Guardian News and Media, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU, for an article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 18 July 2019)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: RMT
Address of donor: Unity House, 39 Charlton Street, London NW1 1JD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 10 January 2020)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Mahir Kilic
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Use of a high street office for the 2019 General Election Campaign, value £2,000

Date received: 6 November - 12 December 2019

Date accepted: 6 November 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) The Great Britain China Centre with sponsorship from Prudential Plc and China International Capital Corporation; (2) All-China Youth Federation
Address of donor: (1) 15 Belgrave Square, Belgravia, London SW1X 8PS; (2) 10 Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) International Flights £1,586.50; (2) accommodation £292.74; transport £215.19; total £507.93

Destination of visit: Beijing, China

Dates of visit: 28 July - 2 August 2019

Purpose of visit: to participate in the 2019 Young Leaders Roundtable and to build UK-China understanding and partnership on environment and climate change issues.

(Registered 19 August 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
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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