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28 Jun 2016
Drop the Bill

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Hackney Happenings

Key services and jobs in Hackney could be under threat

Diane Abbott MP has urged the Government to rethink new Home Office policy which would mean non-EU migrants having to earn more than £35,000 to stay in the country. Overseas workers who have lived in the UK for five years that fail to prove being paid this minimum threshold will face deportation.
Speaking to the Hackney Gazette, Diane Abbott, MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington said “This proposal is ill-considered, destructive and discriminatory. The figure is completely unrealistic – £35,000 is far higher than the average UK wage... It has the potential to rip the heart from communities like Hackney and cripple vital services – impacting countless health, charity, education and police workers, for a start.”

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Development Matters
Britain Must Continue to Be a Global Leader in the Fight to End AIDS

Diane Abbott MP writes for the Huffington Post here following her recent trip to Uganda. 

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UN's new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) were adopted in September. The successor to the Millennium Development Goals, they present us with 17 goals around which we can develop our aid policies and improve the lives of the poor both at home and abroad. Click here to read more.

Diane Abbott's Speech to Labour Conference
This September I was proud to give my first speech as Shadow Secretary of State for International Development to Labour Party conference.
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Do you live in Hackney North and Stoke Newington? And do you have a housing, immigration or welfare rights problem? Come to see me and my staff for confidential advice. To book an appointment call my senior caseworker Dana Carlin on: 0207 219 4330 or email

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