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Diane Abbott

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

Diane Julie Abbott

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 is of Jamaican heritage, born in Paddington, London, her parents immigrated to Britain in the 1950's. She has served on the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, taking a particular interest in human rights. She was formerly a Race Relations Officer for the National Council for Civil Liberties, a television 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 Abbott, by Stuart Pearson Wright - NPG 6927

Diane Abbott

by Stuart Pearson Wright
pencil, 2006
NPG 6927

Diane Abbott, by Miriam Reik - NPG x46500

Diane Abbott

by Miriam Reik
glossy cibachrome print, 1986
NPG x46500

Diane Abbott, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x29737

Diane Abbott

by Trevor Leighton
bromide print, 10 August 1987
NPG x29737

Diane Abbott, by Geoff Wilson - NPG x76443

Diane Abbott

by Geoff Wilson
bromide fibre print, April 1992
NPG x76443

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