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Abbot seeking top Labour post


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LONDON – Diane Abbot, a candidate with Caribbean heritage, says she will seek the top post in the Labour Party to succeed Gordon Brown, who lost the general election on May 6 and subsequently retired  from active politics. Abbot was born in London to Jamaican parents and after attending the prestigious Harrow Grammar School for Girls she read history at Newnham College, Cambridge University. (CMC)