Diane Abbott

Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington

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Military Covenant

The armed forces covenant sets out the relationship between the nation, the government and the armed forces. It recognises the nation's moral obligation to members of the armed forces and their families. MPs have voted on the extent to which there should be special provisions for current, and former, service personnel in relation to public services.

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Diane Abbott voted a mixture of for and against strengthening the Military Covenant

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Key votes about strengthening the Military Covenant:

  • On 3 Nov 2020: Diane Abbott voted to exclude actions against the UK brought by serving or former members of the armed services from proposed, more restrictive, time limits on actions in respect of personal injuries or death which relate to overseas operations of the armed forces. Show vote
  • On 3 Nov 2020: Diane Abbott voted not to apply restrictions on the prosecution of members of the armed forces in relation to their conduct on overseas deployment where prosecution is required by an international treaty. Show vote
  • On 3 Nov 2020: Diane Abbott voted not to apply restrictions on the prosecution of members of the armed forces in relation to their conduct on overseas deployment in cases of alleged torture. Show vote
  • On 3 Nov 2020: Diane Abbott voted against prosecutions in respect of historical conduct by British armed services personnel on overseas operations only taking place in exceptional circumstances. Show vote
  • On 23 Sep 2020: Diane Abbott voted against prosecutions in respect of conduct by British armed services personnel on overseas operations only taking place in exceptional circumstances. Show vote
  • On 26 Jun 2012: Diane Abbott voted to call on the Government to strengthen the military covenant and to request a reassessment of the assumptions on which the Strategic Defence and Security Review was based. Show vote
  • On 14 Jun 2011: Diane Abbott voted to require public bodies and minsters to consider the effects of people's service in the armed forces when setting healthcare, education and housing policy and to consider if special provisions for current, and former, service personnel are justified. Show vote
  • On 16 Feb 2011: Diane Abbott voted for a legally binding Military Covenant set out in law. Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2010: Diane Abbott voted against expressing a belief the military has been underfunded and the Government has failed to honor the Military Covenant. Show vote

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