Diane Abbott Biography: Age, Net Worth, Parents, Instagram, Height, Wiki, Awards, Sibling, Children, Spouse

Posted By Gift Nworie March 7, 2024

Diane Julie Abbott, famously known as Diane Abbott, is a prominent British politician who has been a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Hackney North and Stoke Newington constituencies since 1987. 

While affiliated with the Labour Party, she presently holds an independent position in the House of Commons due to her suspension from the party in April 2023.

 Despite these circumstances, Abbott actively engages in political affairs and represents her constituents with dedication and commitment.


  • Full name: Diane Julie Abbott
  • Stage name: Diane Abbott
  • Born: September 27, 1953
  • Age: 70 years old
  • Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
  • Nationality: England
  • Occupation: Politician
  • Height: unknown
  • Parents: Reginald Abbott and Julia Abbott
  • Siblings: Hugh Abbott
  • Spouse: David P. Ayensu-Thompson
  • Children: James Abbott Thompson
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: £5 million

Early Life And Education

Diane Abbott was born in Paddington, London, England, on September 27, 1953. Her parents were of Jamaican descent, and she grew up with her brother, Hugh Abbott, under the care of their loving parents, Reginald Abbott and Julia Abbott.

 Diane attended Harrow County School for Girls, a grammar school, and then pursued further studies at Newnham College, Cambridge. There, she majored in history and completed her degree in 1973 with a lower second-class honor.


 In 1976, Abbott became a member of the Labour Party and later joined the Westminster City Council in 1982. During her time in the Labour Party Black Sections movement in 1983, she actively advocated for increased political representation for African, Caribbean, and Asian communities. Following the deselection of the previous Labour MP, Ernie Roberts, Abbott successfully won a seat in Parliament in 1987.

 Abbott has actively advocated for various causes, such as race relations, civil liberties, and social justice. She has also held positions in several parliamentary committees, including the Treasury Select Committee and the Foreign Affairs Select Committee.

Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn appointed Abbott as Shadow Home Secretary in 2016, a position she held until 2020. Despite facing controversy, Abbott remains a highly regarded and respected politician. She inspires numerous black and minority ethnic individuals in Britain and has made notable contributions to the country’s public life.

 Diane Abbott, a former Labour MP, currently serves as an independent member of Parliament in the House of Commons. In April 2023, her party temporarily suspended her parliamentary whip due to her involvement in several controversial incidents.

Awards and Nominations

  •  Winner of the Black Woman of the Year Award
  • Nominated One of the 100 Most Influential Black People in Britain
  •  Winner, Black History Month Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Life
  •  Winner, Black British Business Awards Trailblazer Award
  •  Winner, Women in Public Life Lifetime Achievement Award
  •  Nominated Patchwork Foundation MP of the Year Award

Social Media

  • Twitter: @HackneyAbbott
  • Instagram: @officialhackneyabbott
  • Facebook: Diane Abbott

Personal Life

 Diane Abbott, 70, a British politician, got married for the first time in 1991 to David P. Ayensu-Thompson, an architect from Ghana. During their marriage, they had a son named James, born in October 1991. However, their relationship did not last, and they divorced in 1993.

 Despite their separation, Abbott chose Jonathan Aitken, a Conservative MP, as her son’s godfather. Therefore, Diane Abbott is a mother to one child, James, born in 1991; his father is David P. Ayensu-Thompson.

Net Worth

 Diane Abbott’s net Worth of £ 10 million. A member of Parliament since 1987, she has held various shadow cabinet roles, notably Shadow Home Secretary. Additionally, she actively engages with the media and has authored several books.

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