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Abbott, Rt Hon. Diane (Julie) locked

Born 27 Sept. 1953; d of late Reginald and Julia Abbott; m 1991, David Thompson (marr. diss. 1993); one s

PC 2016; MP (Lab) Hackney North and Stoke Newington, since 1987


Harrow County Girls’ Grammar Sch.; Newnham Coll., Cambridge


Formerly: Admin. Trainee, Home Office; Race Relations Officer, NCCL; Researcher, Thames Television; Reporter, TV-am; Equality Officer, ACTT; Press and PR Officer, GLC; Principal Press Officer, Lambeth Borough Council. Joined Labour Party, 1971; Mem., NEC, 1994–97. Mem., Westminster City Council, 1982–86. Mem. resp. for equality and women’s issues, Mayor of London’s Cabinet, 2000–08. Shadow Minister of Public Health, 2010–13; Shadow Sec. of State for Internat. Develt, 2015–16; Shadow Sec. of State for Health, 2016; Shadow Home Sec., 2016–


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