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 has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 18 Dec 2017
On the question of detention, the Minister will have read recent reports that immigration detainees are being paid £1 an hour. Will the Minister assure the House that no children are currently being held in detention, that no pregnant women are currently being held in detention and that no one is being paid below the legal minimum wage in any of the immigration detention centres?
Cyber-crime is one of the fastest-growing forms of crime, but after we have left the EU, the European Commission will still issue directives that relate to tackling cyber-crime; Europol will still continue to operate to apprehend criminals; and the European Court of Justice will still issue rulings. What steps is the Home Office taking to ensure the continued alignment of UK laws and...
Further to the Home Secretary’s response to the question about the John Worboys case, can she explain why her Department is still pursuing two of John Worboys’ victims, knowns as DSD and NBV, all the way to the Supreme Court in an apparent effort to avoid paying compensation? She will be aware that those victims are women whose cases the lower courts have already found not to have...
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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
- Department for International Development
- International Development
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Mental 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Diane Abbott’s speeches
- Has received answers to 7 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 86.67% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 20 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 703 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 8 Jan 2018.
1. Employment and earnings
Fees received for articles written for The Guardian
. Address: Guardian News
& Media, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU:
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)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Mahir Kilic
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,723
Donor status: individual
(Registered 07 July 2017
Name of donor: RMT
Address of donor: Unity House, 39 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Unite
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 07 July 2017)
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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