Diane Abbott

Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington

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Gambling Regulation

There have been votes in Parliament on a number of aspects of the regulation of gambling. Specific votes have been on the powers of local councils to use planning laws to control the numbers, and locations, of betting shops as well as regulations limiting stakes, and prizes, for gambling machines, and the laws governing the operation of casinos.

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Diane Abbott generally voted for greater regulation of gambling

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 greater regulation of gambling:

  • On 8 Jan 2014: Diane Abbott voted to give local councils powers to prevent the proliferation of fixed odds betting terminals and betting shops Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Diane Abbott voted to give local government more powers to regulate betting shops and fixed odds betting terminals. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Diane Abbott voted against increasing the stake, and prize, limits for certain categories of gambling machine. Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2013: Diane Abbott voted to extend the horserace betting levy to overseas bookmakers. Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2013: Diane Abbott voted to require those running internet and telephone gambling operations to ban those who have registered for self-exclusion. Show vote
  • On 16 Oct 2013: Diane Abbott voted to give more powers to local communities in relation to high streets and town and city centres. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Diane Abbott voted to make specific planning permission be required for betting shops rather than allowing any premises with permission for use for financial and professional services to become a betting shop. Show vote
  • On 28 Apr 2008: Diane Abbott voted no on Finance Bill — Clause 21 — Amusement Machine licence duty Show vote
  • On 28 Mar 2007: Diane Abbott voted yes on Gambling (Geographical Distribution of Casino Premises Licences) Order 2007 — 28 Mar 2007 — Division No. 88 Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2006: Diane Abbott voted yes on National Lottery Bill — Clause 14 — Functions Show vote
  • On 14 Jun 2005: Diane Abbott voted no on National Lottery Bill (Reasoned amendment on second reading) Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2005: Diane Abbott voted no on Gambling Bill — Casino conditions Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2005: Diane Abbott was absent for a vote on Gambling Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2004: Diane Abbott was absent for a vote on Gambling Bill — reasoned amendment on 2nd reading Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2004: Diane Abbott was absent for a vote on Gambling Bill — 2nd reading Show vote

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