Diane Abbott facts for kids
|Shadow Home Secretary|
6 October 2016
|Preceded by||Andy Burnham|
|Shadow Secretary of State for Health|
27 June 2016 – 6 October 2016
|Preceded by||Heidi Alexander|
|Succeeded by||Jon Ashworth|
|Shadow Secretary of State for International Development|
13 September 2015 – 27 June 2016
|Preceded by||Mary Creagh|
|Succeeded by||Kate Osamor|
|Shadow Minister for Public Health|
9 October 2010 – 8 October 2013
|Preceded by||Gillian Merron|
|Succeeded by||Luciana Berger|
|Member of Parliament
for Hackney North and Stoke Newington
11 June 1987
|Preceded by||Ernie Roberts|
Diane Julie Abbott
27 September 1953
London, England, UK
|Spouse(s)||Richard Thompson (1991–1993)|
|Alma mater||Newnham College, Cambridge|
|*Lyn Brown served as Acting Shadow Home Secretary while Abbot was on leave from 7 June 2017 – 18 June 2017.|
Diane Julie Abbott (born 27 September 1953) is a British politician. She was born and raised in London. Her parents were Jamaican immigrants. She is the Member of Parliament for the Hackney North and Stoke Newington constituency in London. She was the first black woman to be elected to the House of Commons when she was elected in the 1987 General Election. In 2010, Abbott became Shadow Public Health Minister after unsuccessfully standing for election as leader of the Labour Party. Abbott was made Shadow Home Secretary by Jeremy Corbyn in October 2016.
She attended Newnham College, Cambridge.
Abbott is a frequent public speaker, newspaper contributor and TV performer. She has been on programmes such as Have I Got News For You, Celebrity Come Dine with Me and Cash in the Celebrity Attic.
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Diane Abbott speaking at the New Statesman hustings for the 2010 Labour Party leadership election.
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