27 Sep 2020

‘There’s a danger if you come from a working class background… that the establishment will absorb you’ – Diane Abbott on getting into politics

Diane Abbott has been making history and headlines throughout her career.

She was the first black woman to be elected to parliament and the first black MP to represent her party at Prime Minister’s Questions.

Now a new authorised biography details her rise from working-class roots to Labour front bencher.

And it explores the thorny issues around that crushing defeat in last December’s election.

We went to meet her in her constituency.