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Diane Julie Abbott (1953-), Labour politician; MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington

Sitter in 4 portraits
Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, since 1987, when she became the first black woman elected to the British Parliament. Abbott has served on the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, taking a particular interest in human rights. Formerly a Race Relations Officer for the National Council for Civil Liberties, a TV researcher and reporter, and a Press Officer for the GLC and Lambeth Borough Council. From 2000 she has been a representative for equality and women's issues in the Mayor of London's Cabinet.

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Diane Julie Abbott

by Stuart Pearson Wright
pencil, 2006
NPG 6927


Diane Julie Abbott

by Miriam Reik
glossy cibachrome print, 1986
NPG x46500


Diane Julie Abbott

by Trevor Leighton
bromide print, 10 August 1987
NPG x29737


Diane Julie Abbott

by Geoff Wilson
bromide fibre print, April 1992
NPG x76443