"Dawn is bright, intelligent and determined."
Barack Obama, President of the USA
"Dawn inspires a whole new generation, whilst engaging everyone around her; she has a real gift."
Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister
"The UK is blessed with an inspirational speaker; Dawn is powerful and beautiful in her delivery."
The Rev Jesse Jackson
"Ms Butler made an excellent speech. It was not just witty and incisive… but passionate, and I think that she will be and is a great ambassador for this place, in spite of our political differences. She might not welcome this, but we do have something in common. She has spoken positively about young people - she did so again today - and has told us to listen"
David Cameron, Prime Minister
"Sassy and bold, Butler is a cool spokesman for urban youth who was the first to lure Lily Allen into the political arena and only the third black woman to make Parliament."
"Dawn Butler, is one of the very few MPs I reckon could go into any teenager’s room and engage them on their own terms. She is one of the few genuine stars of the last intake, an engaging speaker and better in most ways than any new male MP of any colour."
Jackie Ashley, The Guardian
"Dawn Butler and Barbara Follett all outlined their journeys into Parliament and politics more generally, offering a personal account of their motivations and the difficulties they first encountered upon entering the House of Commons."
Electoral Reform Society
"Dawn is a great mixture of laid back, warm, concerned and feisty. I like her."
Rose Rouse, journalist