Diane Abbott's majority is nearly as big as Theresa May's entire vote

Bridie Pearson-Jones
Friday 09 June 2017 08:30
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Diane Abbott, MP for Hackney North and former Shadow Home Secretary has been subject to a lot of press criticism lately, largely due to awkward interviews and absence in the campaign.

Earlier this week she stepped down from her role as shadow Home Secretary due to ill health.

Well she certainly told her critics, by increasing her majority in Hackney North by a massive 11,000 votes.

That puts her majority on 35,139 only 2579 short of the Prime Minister's total vote (37,718).

It's also more than 100 times larger than her Conservative counterpart - Amber Rudd's - majority (which is only 346).

Diane Abbott was first elected as an MP in 1987, becoming the first ever black woman to sit in Parliament.

In 2008, she won the Parliamentary Speech of the Year award at the Spectator awards for her speech on civil liberties.

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