Diane Abbott facts for kids
|Shadow Secretary of State for Health|
27 June 2016
|Preceded by||Heidi Alexander|
|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, United Kingdom
|Spouse(s)||Richard Thompson (1991–1993)|
|Alma mater||Newnham College, Cambridge|
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.
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 Labour Party leadership election, 2010
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