Diane Abbott

Jeremy Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet: Could Diane Abbott Be Shadow Home Secretary?

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK Politics

When the Labour leadership race began in June, Jeremy Corbyn struggled to get the 35 nominations from fellow MPs he needed to get on the ballot paper....

Anti-Semite Row Shows Political Class Are 'Frozen With Fear' By Corbyn, Claims Abbott

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Politics

Allegations that Jeremy Corbyn is a “fellow traveller” with anti-Semites are the work of a political class “frozen with fear”, Diane Abbott cl...

Making London's Air Fit to Breathe

Diane Abbott | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

The fight to cut air pollution in London is literally a life and death matter. Some 9,500 Londoners die from air pollution every year - with the poorest parts of the capital worst hit by pollution. London has the highest levels of air pollution of any European capital. Air pollution affects all Londoners - from being in the dirtiest busiest thoroughfares like the Euston Road to the schools and workplaces we travel to daily. But it is London's poorest and most vulnerable that are affected most and that is simply unjust.

Diane for London - Standing Up Against Tory Austerity

Maryam Eslamdoust | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Politics
Maryam Eslamdoust

Coming together to see how we can effectively lead a political struggle against further cuts to our communities couldn't be more important - please support Diane and help her stop the Conservatives' social cleansing of our city.

London Can Show the World It Is a Land of Opportunity by Electing Its First BAME Mayor

Furqan Naeem | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Politics
Furqan Naeem

London is a young, diverse city, and Labour's selection process is the perfect opportunity for people from across all communities to have a say, and play a key role in selecting a candidate who best represents them.

Diane Abbott Leads Bitter Twitter Feud With Ex-Miliband Aide

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Politics

London Mayoral hopeful Diane Abbott has launched a Twitter attack against one of Ed Miliband’s key aides for co-authoring a critical report. The ...

Diane Abbott Accuses This Unlikely Newspaper Of Anti-Corbyn Bias

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK

Left-wing stalwart Diane Abbott hit out at an unlikely target of right-wing media bias on Monday, accusing The Guardian of harbouring an unrelenting p...

We Must Oppose and Defeat This Latest Assault on Trade Union Rights

Diane Abbott | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

The Labour party was created as the parliamentary voice of the labour movement and it is our duty to stand up for the rights and living standards of working people. Alongside campaigning to end austerity, opposing and defeating this latest attack on the unions must now be a touchstone issue for us all.

We Must Ensure That Young Voices Are Heard and Valued in Shaping London's Future

Diane Abbott | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Diane Abbott

I believe that London is the greatest city in the world but it is beset by the mortal threat of deepening inequality. I wholeheartedly agree that if London is to continue to thrive we must deliver change to ensure the city functions for all, not just a privileged few. I know I can be the mayor to deliver that change.

Why Diane Abbott Should Be Mayor of London

Barbara Ntumy | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Barbara Ntumy

As the cost of living in London soars, and property prices keep going up, rents keep going up and the current Mayor's failure to tackle pollution in the capital - the candidate we need and the next Mayor of London should be Diane Abbott.

Labour Needs to Pick a Winner for London Mayor - and Get Past Ed and Zac

Graeme Demianyk | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Politics
Graeme Demianyk

The mayoral contest is bigger than London for Labour, and there are parallels to the Conservative Party when they were in their uppers. Boris Johnson's defeat of Ken Livingstone in 2008 was vital to show the Tories could win again.

Ned Simons

Blairite 'Ghouls' Must Not Take Over Labour, Says Diane Abbott

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics

Diane Abbott has warned that Blairite New Labour "ghouls" must not be allowed to take over the party. The Hackney MP, who is standing to be Labour'...

London: The Next Political Battleground

David Robinson | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Politics
David Robinson

The after shock from the general election is still rumbling round the British Labour Party. Prophets of doom variously predict 10 or maybe 15 years of opposition and some even suggest that the party will never recover. Others have begun the post-mortem and taken the first steps towards rebuilding with the start of the national leadership contest.

Scottish Labour MPs Aren't Happy With Abbott After Mansion Tax Row

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Politics

Scottish Labour MPs have slapped down their party colleague Diane Abbott after she accused Jim Murphy of trying to "expropriate money from London to w...

Diane Abbott And Jim Murphy In Labour Civil War Over Mansion Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics

The 2015 general election is underway but today Labour decided to have a mini-civil war rather than focus on the Conservatives. Veteran Labour MP D...

Why Labour's Best Strategy Is "There's No 'I' in 'Team'"

Grainne Gillis | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Politics
Grainne Gillis

Labour is still suffering the hangover of the Blair/Mandelson/Brown years, and those voices must be silenced outright over the next 6 months for the sake of the PLP as they seem to be PR and electoral cyanide.

London Tories Attack Celeb 'X Factor' Contest To Find Next Mayor

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Politics

The Tories risk losing City Hall to Labour because they are obsessed with finding a celebrity to succeed Boris Johnson as mayor, senior London Tories ...

Hodge Tears Into Miliband Over English Votes Delay

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband is "kicking into the long grass" the question of whether only English MPs should be able to vote on English laws, a senior Labour figure h...

Which Labour Politicians Want BoJo's Job? 7 Runners And Riders

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Politics

Labour politicians have been angling to be the party's candidate for London Mayor now Boris Johnson is nearing the end of his term and is hoping to mo...

The Row Over the New Era Estate Shows the Alliance of Old and New Money

Cat Mcshane | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Politics
Cat Mcshane

Being a "good landlord" is not one that seeks to make excessive profit out of their tenants, nor play with their security. But in this overheated property market, all the power lies with the person who owns the property, and why wouldn't they want to make the biggest return they can?

Housing in Hackney - The Truth

Richard Benyon | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Benyon

Diane Abbott's article on the Huffington Post is factually inaccurate and politically motivated. I understand that we are in a febrile stage of the political timetable and that a "Tory toff" is a tempting target in the simplistic world of sound bite politics. But the truth of the housing issue in Hackney that spurred her attack is very different from how she and others have portrayed it. For obvious reasons this situation has been personalised to me. It has been suggested that I have been personally going around "evicting" needy tenants from "social" housing in Hackney for my own gain. I haven't.

Richard Benyon MP and London's Housing Crisis

Diane Abbott | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

Ordinary London families are being treated like counters on a Monopoly board by multi-millionaires like Richard Benyon MP and his family company, for whom housing in London is merely a business opportunity. Labour knows that housing is also about stable families and communities and we will shape our policies accordingly.

Rich Tory MP Accused Of 'Driving Poor Tenants Onto The Streets'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Politics

Tory Richard Benyon, Britain's richest MP, has been savaged for putting families in east London at risk of losing their home by hiking their rent. ...

Margaret Hodge Says Being London Mayor Would Be 'Fantastic'

Ned Simons | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Politics
Ned Simons

"Lots of people are asking me to stand," Margaret Hodge says. But what will be the point at which the chair of the public accounts committee and terroriser of tax avoiders makes a decision?

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Is Cable Toast?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 29 May 2014... 1) IS CABLE TOAST? The Lib Dems are in the midst of a proper political cris...