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Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott has been a member of the Labour Party for over thirty years. She has served the party at every level: she has been a ward organisor and a grassroots activist; she was active in her then trade-union the ACTT (film technicians union) and served as the union’s full-time Equality Officer in 1986; in 1982-1986 she served on Westminster City councillor as one of London’s first female black councillors and she was an elected constituency representativeon the National Executive of the Labour Party from 1994- 1997. Because of her lifetimes service to the party, Diane feels strongly about reviving party democracy and rebuilding the party

Diane was elected to Parliament as the member for Hackney North and Stoke Newington in 1987. She was Britain’s first black woman MP. In her time in Parliament, Diane has never been afraid to stand up for the views of ordinary Labour party members. And in 2003 she was one of a small group of Labour MPs to vote against the Iraq war. Diane understands that in the real world compromises are sometimes necessary .But she believes that, if Labour is to flourish, it is vital to rediscover our sense of moral purpose. And equality and human rights has always been at the heart of her politics.

She believes that the coming leadership contest has the potential to energise the party and engage the public. She looks forward to debating ideas with people in every part of our movement and helping to build the Labour Party of the future.

You can find out more at www.diane4leader.co.uk

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Nominations

MPs

  • Diane AbbottDiane Abbott Hackney North & Stoke Newington
  • Rushanara AliRushanara Ali Bethnal Green & Bow
  • Chris BryantChris Bryant Rhondda
  • Ronnie CampbellRonnie Campbell Blyth Valley
  • Katy ClarkKaty Clark North Ayrshire & Arran
  • Jeremy CorbynJeremy Corbyn Islington North
  • Jon CruddasJon Cruddas Dagenham & Rainham
  • John CryerJohn Cryer Leyton & Wanstead
  • Ian DavidsonIan Davidson Glasgow South West
  • Sheila GilmoreSheila Gilmore Edinburgh East
  • Nia GriffithNia Griffith Llanelli
  • Harriet HarmanHarriet Harman Camberwell & Peckham
  • Meg HillierMeg Hillier Hackney South & Shoreditch
  • Kate HoeyKate Hoey Vauxhall
  • Kelvin HopkinsKelvin Hopkins Luton North
  • Sian JamesSian James Swansea East
  • David LammyDavid Lammy Tottenham
  • Tony LloydTony Lloyd Manchester Central
  • Denis MacShaneDenis MacShane Rotherham
  • Fiona MacTaggartFiona MacTaggart Slough
  • John McDonnellJohn McDonnell Hayes & Harlington
  • David MilibandDavid Miliband South Shields
  • George MudieGeorge Mudie Leeds East
  • Chinyelu OnwurahChinyelu Onwurah Newcastle Upon Tyne Central
  • Linda RiordanLinda Riordan Halifax
  • Gavin ShukerGavin Shuker Luton South
  • Dennis SkinnerDennis Skinner Bolsover
  • Jack StrawJack Straw Blackburn
  • Jon TrickettJon Trickett Hemsworth
  • Stephen TwiggStephen Twigg Liverpool, West Derby
  • Keith VazKeith Vaz Leicester East
  • Mike WoodMike Wood Batley & Spen
  • Phil WoolasPhil Woolas Oldham East & Saddleworth

Trade Unions

  • ASLEF ASLEF
  • TSSA TSSA

Socialist Societies

  • BAME BAME

CLPs

  • Aldridge-Brownhills Aldridge-Brownhills
  • Argyll & Bute Argyll & Bute
  • Bermondsey and Old Southwark Bermondsey and Old Southwark
  • Bournemouth West Bournemouth West
  • Corby Corby
  • Eddisbury Eddisbury
  • Great Yarmouth Great Yarmouth
  • Hackney North and Stoke Newington Hackney North and Stoke Newington
  • Hazel Grove Hazel Grove
  • Islington North Islington North
  • Kensington Kensington
  • Lichfield Lichfield
  • Luton North Luton North
  • North Norfolk North Norfolk
  • North West Leicestershire North West Leicestershire
  • Northampton South Northampton South
  • Nottingham South Nottingham South
  • Rochford and Southend East Rochford and Southend East
  • South West Surrey South West Surrey
  • West Dunbartonshire West Dunbartonshire

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