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Diane Abbott

British Labour politician

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Diane Abbott: British Labour politician
Diane Julie Abbott is a British politician serving as the Shadow Home Secretary in the Shadow Cabinet of Jeremy Corbyn since 2016, and who has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Hackney North and Stoke Newington since 1987. As a member of the Labour Party, she has held various positions in successive Shadow Cabinets; she was the country's first black female MP and is the longest serving black MP in the House of Commons.

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Diane Abbott criticised after suggesting former military commander could not have been Bercow bullying victim

'What a ridiculous comment from an experienced MP,' says union boss
Independent - Published

General election: Diane Abbott vows to eradicate culture of deportations 'haunting' Home Office

Exclusive: In an interview with The Independent, shadow home secretary says she expects Labour to 'get a big bump' in polls when manifesto published
Independent - Published

Videos for Diane Abbott


Post-Brexit UK plans to end 'cheap labour from Europe' [Video]Post-Brexit UK plans to end 'cheap labour from Europe'

The UK has set out plans to prioritize access for high-skilled workers from around the world in its post-Brexit points-based immigration system, while putting an end to a reliance on "cheap labour from..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Labour hit out at 'not thought through' immigration policy [Video]Labour hit out at 'not thought through' immigration policy

Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott has accused the Government of trying to 'crack down' on immigration rushing through a policy that has 'not been thought through' and could harm the economy. Report by..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:57Published

Diane Abbott backs Rebecca Long Bailey for leader [Video]Diane Abbott backs Rebecca Long Bailey for leader

Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott has backed Rebecca Long Bailey for leader of the Labour party. Ms Abbott admits Long Bailey will come under attack as Jeremy Corbyn did, but disputes suggestions she..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:04Published

Diane Abbott on rapper Dave's attack on 'racist' PM [Video]Diane Abbott on rapper Dave's attack on 'racist' PM

Diane Abbott says she was struck by rapper Dave's attack on the 'racist Prime Minister' during the Brit Awards last night. The Shadow Home Secretary warned that the Government 'needs to be careful'..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:23Published

Diane Abbott "very concerned" over knife crime [Video]Diane Abbott "very concerned" over knife crime

Diane Abbott responds to quarterly statistics for Crime in England and Wales. The Shadow Home Secretary said she was "very concerned" by the level of knife crime. Report by Barnetth. Like us on..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:32Published

Diane Abbott leaves NEC meeting at Labour HQ [Video]Diane Abbott leaves NEC meeting at Labour HQ

Diane Abbott leaves Labour headquarters in central London after the party's ruling National Executive Committee met to agree a timetable for the leadership contest. Report by Jonesia. Like us on..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:33Published

 

Jeremy Corbyn made 'allotment pact' to back Remain but was overruled by top adviser, new documentary claims

Labour leader's director of strategy reported to have sabotaged agreement with John McDonnell and Diane Abbott
Independent - Published

Diane Abbott suggests disgraced Labour MP Keith Vaz should not run in election after cocaine and prostitute scandal

'I think he should consider his position,' says shadow home secretary
Independent - Published

Labour accuses mayoral candidate Rory Stewart of racism after describing three London men as 'minor gangsters'

'It is completely shameful,' says shadow home secretary Diane Abbott
Independent - Published

Diane Abbott and Jacob Rees-Mogg among MPs abused with shouts of 'traitor' after major Brexit vote

Tempers frayed outside parliament as senior MPs leave under police escort
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson's 'shocking' language in parliament has ruined chances of Brexit deal, Diane Abbott says

'I have spoken to people who might want to consider a Boris Johnson deal but that is over'
Independent - Published

UK Labour's Abbott says PM Johnson aiming for a coup against parliament

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to limit lawmakers' opportunity to derail his Brexit plans represents a coup against parliament, Labour home affairs spokeswoman Diane Abbott said on..
Reuters - Published

Labour splits widen as Diane Abbott vows to support Remain over her party's Brexit deal

John McDonnell and Emily Thornberry also declare they would campaign to stay in EU
Independent - Published

Labour preparing ground for no-confidence motion in Boris Johnson in early September, Diane Abbott indicates

'Who has confidence in Boris Johnson apart from the people around him,' says shadow home secretary
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson risks triggering riots with rollout of blanket stop-and-search powers, Diane Abbott warns

'They have opted to 'appear tough' instead of dealing with the root causes of crime'
Independent - Published

Diane Abbott 'afraid' Corbyn will face fresh leadership challenge, recording reveals

Labour peers mull confidence vote in Jeremy Corbyn after shadow Brexit minister sacked
Independent - Published

Labour civil war deepens as Diane Abbott shares call for deputy leader Tom Watson to consider his position

Mr Watson has faced criticism from senior party figures over his attack on general secretary Jennie Formby's handling of antisemitism claims
Independent - Published

Diane Abbott says she is 'beginning to worry' about Labour's Brexit strategy

For the first time, Jeremy Corbyn's longest-standing political ally openly questions his cautious approach
Independent - Published

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