Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott


Hackney North and Stoke Newington



Address as

Ms Abbott

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 4426
Fax: 020 7219 4964


No constituency office


Electoral history

Member for Hackney North and Stoke Newington 1987-2010, for Hackney North and Stoke Newington (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election (First black female MP)

Parliamentary career

Shadow Minister for Public Health 2010-

Party groups

Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 1994-97; Contested Labour leadership 2010

Select committees

Member: Treasury and Civil Service 1989-97, Foreign Affairs 1997-2001

Councils, public bodies

Westminster City Councillor 1982-86; Former member, Greater London Assembly advisory cabinet for women and equality

Political interests

Small businesses, education

Countries of interest

Africa, Jamaica

General Election 2010 - Hackney North and Stoke Newington

Name Party Votes %
Abbott, Diane Lab 25553 54.59%
Angus, Keith Lib Dem 11092 23.7%
Caplan, Darren Con 6759 14.44%
Sellwood, Matt Green 2133 4.56%
Hargreaves, Maxine Christian 299 0.64%
Moore, Suzanne Ind 258 0.56%
Knapp, Knigel Loony 182 0.39%
Shaer, Paul Ind 96 0.21%
Williams, Alessandra Ind 61 0.14%
Pope-de-Locksley, Jack Magna Carta 28 0.06%
Result Lab Hold (2.51% from Lib Dem to Lab)