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.
Diane Abbott consistently voted against the Iraq war, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Diane Abbott generally voted against Labour's anti-terrorism laws, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Diane Abbott generally voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Diane Abbott generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
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 hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 9 Jan 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
Fees received for co-presenting BBC
’s ‘This Week
programme. Address: BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA. (Registered 04 November 2013
21 March 2016
, received £4,000 via Speakers Corner
(London) Ltd, Unit 31, Highbury Studios, 10 Hornsey Street, London N7 8EL, from Thompson Reuters, Canary Wharf, London E14 5EP, for speaking and consulting on a panel. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 06 April 2016
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)
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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