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Why I should be London Mayor: Diane Abbott

By Serena Kutchinsky  

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Who will be London’s next Mayor? Read more on the race for City Hall

Diane Abbott, who was re-elected as the MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington on 7th May, is one of the best known faces in the race. She was first elected to parliament in 1987 becoming the first black woman to sit in the House of Commons. In 2010, Abbott became Shadow Public Health Minister after unsuccessfully standing for election as leader of the Labour party but was removed in a reshuffle three years later. She has since returned to the media spotlight…

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