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In Conversation at the Mile End Institute: Diane Abbott
Thu 30 March 2017, 18:30 – 20:00 BST
The Mile End Institute's In Conversation series brings senior figures from across the political spectrum and UK media to Queen Mary University of London for in-depth discussions about British politics. The interviewer is Philip Cowley, Professor of Politics at QMUL and Director of the Mile End Institute. Previous guests included Nick Clegg, Yvette Cooper, Ken Clarke, and Gisela Stuart.
In 1987, Diane Abbott became the first black woman to be elected as a member of Parliament (MP) in Britain. An ally of Jeremy Corbyn, Abbott was one of 36 Labour MPs to nominate him as a candidate in the Labour leadership election of 2015. She currently serves as Shadow Home Secretary.
The event will be followed by a drinks reception to which all are welcome.