Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott, New Statesman hustings, trimmed.jpg

Diane Abbott (born 27 September 1953) is a British Labour Party politician, the first black woman to be elected to the House of Commons.


  • Being an MP is the sort of job all working-class parents want for their children — clean, indoors and no heavy lifting.
    • Independent, 18 January 1994.
  • White people love playing ‘divide & rule’. We should not play their game.
    • Twitter post reproduced in Daily Telegraph, 5 Jan 2012 [1]

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