Diane Abbott

Shadow Home Secretary

Hackney North and Stoke Newington Labour

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 against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Diane Abbott

Last updated: 19 Apr 2017

Recent appearances

  • Terror Attacks 22 Jun 2017

    The Opposition are grateful to the Home Secretary for her statement. We would like to offer our condolences to all the families of the victims of the Westminster, Manchester, and London bridge and Borough Market attacks and, most recently, the Finsbury Park attack—36 innocent people dead, 150 people hospitalised, with too many families to whom children or parents will never come home,...
  • Terror Attacks 22 Jun 2017

    So can I ask the Home Secretary, does she accept that resources are as important as new institutions and new legislation? The Opposition welcome the measures to get internet companies to block and take down content that promotes terrorism, but does she accept the need for a review of the Prevent programme and the need to reframe the debate around it as relating not only to the Muslim...
  • Detention of Vulnerable Persons — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] 14 Mar 2017

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I congratulate the hon. Member for Glasgow North East (Anne McLaughlin) on securing this really important debate on a subject that does not get enough public scrutiny. In 1998, the Labour Government—my Labour Government—published a White Paper with the title, “Fairer, Faster and Firmer—A Modern Approach to...

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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
  • Department for International Development
  • International Development
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Haiti
  • Catering
  • Mental Health
  • Health
  • Asylum Seekers

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Home Secretary (since 6 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Fees received for articles written for The Guardian. Address: Guardian News & Media, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU:
3 November 2016, received £60. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 10 April 2017)
10 November 2016, received £100. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 10 April 2017)
22 December 2016, received £285. Hours: 2.5 hrs. (Registered 10 April 2017)
23 February 2017, received £410. Hours: 6.5 hrs. (Registered 10 April 2017)
16 March 2017, received £100. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 10 April 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Muslim Charities Forum
Address of donor: 6 Whitehorse Mews, 37 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7QD

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): for a member of staff and myself, return flights to Nairobi £5,170; one night's accommodation in Hargeisa £107.57; one night's accommodation in Borama £36.21; total £5,313.78

Destination of visit: Somaliland

Date of visit: 7-10 April 2016

Purpose of visit: to visit the different refugee camps and charities (development) in regards to the severe drought in Somaliland.

(Registered 18 May 2016)
Name of donor: British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce
Address of donor: Bleicherweg, 128002, Zurich, Switzerland

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights £200.14; one night's accommodation £177, train fare Geneva to Zurich £110; total £487.14

Destination of visit: Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland

Date of visit: 28-29 April 2016

Purpose of visit: to participate in a public panel discussion in Geneva in front of British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, its members and guests.

(Registered 18 May 2016)
Name of donor: Oxford and Cambridge Club of Nigeria
Address of donor: Secretariat 5th Floor, 72 Broad Street, Lagos, Nigeria

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): for myself and a member of staff, accommodation, breakfast and dinner £1,155.88 plus flights at an estimated value of £1,405, total £2,560.88

Destination of visit: Nigeria

Date of visit: 29 May - 2 June 2016

Purpose of visit: to deliver speech on education and visit education and maternal health development projects.

(Registered 27 June 2016)
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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