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14 Mar 2012
The Shadow Health Minister tells Westminster that the Labour Party is not opposed to change, but that the NHS is not for sale
05 Mar 2012
In her first big set-piece speech on public health, since being appointed to the role of shadow public health minister, Diane Abbott MP will redefine the Labour Party’s position on public health and children’s health. Now that figures reveal 19% of year-six pupils are obese, the Shadow Public Health Minister will call for a ‘revolution’ in approaches to public health and children’s health, calling time on what she refers to as the ‘chips and Playstation 3 culture’. Ms Abbott will use the speech to: outline her distinct philosophy to public health; make clear her intention to vastly raise the political profile of children’s health issues; and critique the thinking behind the government’s approaches on ‘nudging’ and ‘responsibility deals.’
17 Jan 2012
Labour's Diane Abbott spoke about the "scourge" of the "proliferation" of betting shops, stating that in Hackney there were approximately 90 such shops, three times the national average. Hitting out at their "predatory nature", she said, they targeted the poorest areas with the highest levels of unemployment and poverty. Ms Abbott backed Ms Portas' recommendation that such shops, should be put in a separate use class of their own for planning decisions.
12 Oct 2011
Lansley's NHS plans will fragment cancer diagnosis and endanger lives
11 Oct 2011
In Westminster Debate, Diane Abbott says the idea that the riots were a consequence of organised gang activity stops us from looking at the complexities behind the riots.
07 Sep 2011
Diane Abbott, Shadow Public Health Minister, takes part in Westminster Hall debate to call for greater awareness for sufferers of the condition
07 Sep 2011
An anti-choice campaign is heavily defeated in Parliament, as Diane leads Labour through the debate
11 Aug 2011
Diane discusses the riots in the House of Commons
17 May 2011
On 16th May, Diane Abbott spoke on the latest situation on Libya, in a debate in the house of Commons on Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
03 May 2011
During a debate in Westminster Hall, Ms Abbott said that schools must be on the frontline in the battle for better childhood health, that issues around parenting and ‘sedentary' childhood lifestyles must be urgently addressed and she also called on the government to implement a traffic labelling system for foods, to help British families make healthy choices about the food they eat.
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