Diane Abbott Quotes (37 quotes)
“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.
Twitter post reproduced in Daily Telegraph, 5 Jan 2012 
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsDiane Abbott
Born: September 27, 1953 (age 65)
Bio: Diane Julie Abbott is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Hackney North and Stoke Newington since 1987, when she became the first black woman to be elected to the House of Commons. In 2010, Abbott became Shadow Public Health Minister after unsuccessfully standing for election as leader of the Labour Party.