Diane Abbott

Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington

@HackneyAbbott https://facebook.com/Dianeabbott

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10th June 2020 onwards

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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:

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

Recent appearances

  • Covid-19: Ethnic Minority Disparities 1 Mar 2021

    The Minister is insistent that the wildly disproportionate rate of infection and death among black, Asian and minority ethnic communities has nothing to do with the fact that they are black, Asian or from a minority ethnic group. Has it occurred to her that the fact that they are more likely to be in overcrowded, poor housing conditions and in the types of job that leave them liable to...
  • Covid-19: Ethnic Minority Disparities 1 Mar 2021

    The Minister is insistent that the wildly disproportionate rate of infection and death among black, Asian and minority ethnic communities has nothing to do with the fact that they are black, Asian or from a minority ethnic group. Has it occurred to her that the fact that they are more likely to be in overcrowded, poor housing conditions and in the types of job that leave them liable to...
  • Health and Social Care: Covid-19 Vaccination: Vulnerable Groups 23 Feb 2021

    What estimate he has made of the level of covid-19 vaccination among (a) black and (b) white people in the most vulnerable groups.

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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: 1 Mar 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from the Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU, for articles:
24 July 2020, received £100. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 02 February 2021)
19 October 2020, received £258.80. Hours: 1 hr 30 mins. (Registered 02 February 2021)
24 November 2020, received £200 from the BBC, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, for an appearance on Any Questions on 13 November 2020. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 08 February 2021)
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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