Diane Abbott snubbed by Labour members in own constituency
Party faithful in Hackney North and Stoke Newington vote for different leader.
HACKNEY North and Stoke Newington MP Diane Abbott was not top choice for Labour leader in her own constituency, figures show.
Ms Abbott, who limped home in last place in Saturday’s election result, received 20.55 per cent of the votes in the Labour Party for her constituency.
David Miliband, who lost out to brother Ed, was top choice for Labour members in Hackney North and Stoke Newington taking 34.8 per cent of the vote.
His victorious brother came second in Hackney North and Stoke Newington with 33.9 per cent.
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Ms Abbott, the only woman in the final group of five, then came third and was the only candidate to not get the most votes in their own constituency as she crashed out of the vote in the first round.
Better news came from the three main unions – Unite, GMB and Unsion – where Ms Abbott gained the third highest support just behind the Miliband brothers.
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