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07 Feb 2013
Health inequalities are chilling and it needs more action
The government must do more to tackle health inequalities. We need to build a society where someone’s health and life chances are not determined by their social status at birth.
24 Jan 2013
Fabian Women's Network speech - the sexualisation of women and girls in British society
Keynote speech by Labour's shadow public health minister. The speech addresses a 'pornification' of popular British culture, the sexualisation of British adolescence and the rise of 'sexting' and 'slut-shaming' in schools.
24 Jan 2013
The country’s maternity services are dangerously fragile after this government’s mismanagement
Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s shadow public health minister, responds to the Department of Health’s announcement that 100 hospitals are to take part in £25 maternity unit makeover.
24 Jan 2013
We need to work towards creating a society in which young people and adults can navigate their sexualities without risk of shame, harassment or violence. Diane writes for the Huffington Post UK.
15 Jan 2013
The threat to Hackney police and fire stations is a hammer blow
Diane Abbott MP, MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington responds to the news that Kingsland fire station and Hackney police station is closing
03 Jan 2013
£2million on healthy eating adverts is wrong when the government's own obesity policies are a disaster
Diane Abbott has criticised the Government's £2million television campaign encouraging healthier diets as an 'insult' when record numbers now rely on food banks, and the government's own obesity policies are a disaster.
15 Dec 2012
Girls face conflicting expectations
Diane Abbott responds to the publication of a new book - Postfeminist Education? - showing that girls face conflicting expectations
14 Dec 2012
North East London Cancer Network staff cut by 61%
A survey of all Cancer Networks in England, published today by Labour, reveals deep budget and staffing cuts.
12 Dec 2012
This government is stuck in the crisis zone on obesity
Diane Abbott says the government is ‘stuck in the crisis zone’ after the release of National Child Measurement Programme statistics
10 Dec 2012
This government must keep its promise to pregnant women
Shadow minister for Public Health Diane Abbott has urged the Tory-led government to live up to the promises made regarding women having caesareans
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Diane Abbott Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington