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DIANE ABBOTT

N’Goma Bishop knows a thing or two about community campaigning.

BSix college has allegedly been “browbeaten” by the government into selling its sports hall to a free school instead of a housing association.

Labour councillors retained their stronghold of Hackney and utterly wiped out the Lib Dems, despite early fears from some in the party it might all go pear shaped.

A pensioner has admitted sending a racist letter to veteran Hackney MP Diane Abbott in which he described her as “black vermin”.

Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP Diane
Abbott was treated to a personal serenade from 79-year-old Laurence Jeffrey when she visited a “knit and natter” group in Upper Clapton.

Jeremy Corbyn’s favourite restaurant has opened a branch in Stoke Newington Church Street.

One of my earliest memories is a snowy April day in London – my dad’s birthday, we had come to visit my uncle, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Hackney Labour has launched its manifesto ahead of next month’s council election, saying it is for “those who still feel excluded” and are worried about changes in the borough.

The horror stories include cancer patients being forced to forgo treatment and terminally ill people being cared for by untrained hostel staff. As a landmark study reveals a health crisis in hostels, Hackney GP Dr Claire Davies talks to Emma Youle

Diane Abbott made history as the first black female MP to hold a seat in the House of Commons. As the Gazette marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, the MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington talks to the Gazette about her election in 1987 and the challenges women still face

A gun shop sited near two schools and a sweetshop used by children was given permission to stay open despite massive protests from parents, teachers, councillors and MPs.

It’s National Tree Week, and to mark the occasion we received the fantastic news that Hackney Council has been awarded a grant from City Hall to plant nearly 200 trees across the borough, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Working to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds was the focus of Hackney MP Diane Abbott’s visit to Mossbourne Community Academy.

Fighting for diversity was a key theme at Our Lady’s Convent High School as Hackney MP Diane Abbott spoke to students about more than 30 years in politics.

Plans to rip up and redraw Hackney’s electoral constituencies have remained untouched in the Boundary Commission’s latest report, despite “susbtantial opposition” from people in the borough – and the town hall itself.

It’s great to read about William Hone’s historic victory for press freedom in our heritage feature this week.

It’s all shrivelled buddleias and heavy rain clouds this week – muggy disappointment with summer’s failure to fulfil its spring promise, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

The family of Rashan Charles today urged supporters of their fight for justice to remain peaceful on the streets following protests that broke out in Dalston last night.

Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP Diane Abbott was honoured at an “Abbott appreciation night” to commemorate her 30 years in Parliament.

Hackney’s disappointed Lib Dem parliamentary candidates believe they fell victim to tactical voting as people were urged to “vote Labour to keep the Tories out”.

A fundraising page to buy a “care package” for Hackney MP Diane Abbott has bagged nearly £5,000 – most of which will now be given to charity.

A gifted Stoke Newington teenager is dreaming of the future after winning his battle to remain in the UK.

Diane Abbott has held Hackney North and Stoke Newington with a sensational 42,265 votes – more than 35,000 clear of her nearest challenger.

Hackney MPs Diane Abbott and Meg Hillier have retained their seats with a landslide – upping their majorities from 2015 by more than 10,000 votes.

Hackney North and Stoke Newington candidates locked horns at a packed hustings to debate the unprecedented challenges currently being faced by schools.

Hundreds of people from the Stoke Newington community came together for an open day at the remarkable Aziziye Mosque.

Parents and staff took part in a joint lobby of a Stoke Newington School governors’ meeting in protest against education funding cuts.

The final list of nominations for next months’ general election has been published by Hackney Council.

I’ll respect any politician who says, in response to a question: “I don’t have the figures to hand but they will be in our manifesto.”, writes Simon Molloy, Hackney, full address supplied.

Stoke Newington’s one-way system is a step closer to being ripped up and Seven Sisters Road will be made safer for cyclists and pedestrians – one day.

Diane Abbott has said Theresa May’s “lacklustre” Brexit strategy will help Labour oust the Tories in next month’s General Election.

Jeremy Corbyn’s stance on Brexit could cost the Labour party seats in Hackney, according to the Liberal Democrats.

Meg Hillier has urged Jeremy Corbyn to clear up his stance on Brexit to avoid a backlash from voters.

Diane Abbott has given her backing to a growing campaign to stop the deportation of a talented Stoke Newington teenager.

Hackney South and Shoreditch MP Meg Hillier said today’s apparent terrorist attack in Westminster is a “horrible reminder” nine months after Jo Cox’s murder.

A mum is fearing for the health of her autistic son due to toxic black mould in her Stamford Hill flat.

It would be almost sacrilegious to write about nature in Hackney and not dedicate one week to the first snowdrops of the year, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Pressure is mounting on Diane Abbott to follow the will of her constituents this evening and vote against Brexit – defying a three-line whip from the Labour Party.

In the final part of our special Hidden Homeless investigation, EMMA YOULE asks what radical new ideas are necessary to solve the housing crisis in Hackney. The answer, time and again, is: ‘We need to build more homes’

Kipping on the steps of the Empire, sleeping in the porches of St John at Hackney, surviving under the arches in Morning Lane, sofa surfing, the homeless and vulnerable are on the increase in our so-called sophisticated society, writes Cllr Ian Rathbone.

Approaching 8,000 people in Diane Abbott’s Hackney North and Stoke Newington constituency have backed a petition urging the government not to let US president Donald Trump visit the Queen.

I just had to write to tell you what a fabulous afternoon I had at Well Street Market when I popped by to celebrate the re-opening, writes Peter Mitchell, “Santa” at Well Street Market reopening.

Kingsland High Street and Finsbury Park’s Post Offices are expected to shut tomorrow as workers take to the street to protest their planned closure.

In the second half of our interview with Diane Abbott, the Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP tells Jamie Johnson about the borough’s housing market, how she handles web trolls, and whether she’d ever do reality TV.

Hackney MP Diane Abbott has insisted she will not be drawn into a fight over her seat with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Search our table of London MPs’ expense claims to find out how much your local MP spent in 2015-16

Like every anti-racist in Hackney, we were shocked and angered by the racist daubing of swastikas on a van parked near to the Beis Malka Girls School in Stamford Hill last week, writes Alan Gibson, Hackney Stand Up to Racism [full address supplied].

Emma Bartholomew visits the medium secure John Howard Centre to find out what is being done to keep neighbours and patients safe in the wake of a string of high-profile security incidents

The first ever Town Hall Takeover takes place on October 29, writes James Pidgeon, deputy director of Shoreditch Town Hall.

On Saturday night [at our 15th anniversary gala celebration], I felt immensely proud of my students and team, writes Anna Fiorentini, Anna Fiorentini Theatre and Film School.

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