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March 2010

Hull MP welcomes historic Bransholme vote

Apr 01, 2010

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has welcomed today’s ballot result that will mean North Bransholme Estate tenants getting large-scale investment in their homes.

It was announced today that in a ballot among the tenants of around 1,200 Council homes in the Bransholme North area, 451 voted to transfer their homes to Riverside Housing Group, with 346 voting against.

This represents a ‘yes’ vote by 56.58% to 43.42%. The turnout was 64.93%.

MP welcomes Budget – and challenges local Tories

Mar 24, 2010

Diana Johnson, Labour MP for Hull North, has welcomed today’s Budget Statement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Diana Johnson MP said: “Today’s Budget secures the recovery – rather than putting it at risk. It builds a future based on growth, skills and jobs – rather than leaving people to a decade of austerity.

“It sets out a clear plan to halve the deficit while protecting frontline services and our economic future.”

MP demands roads scheme to replace toad scheme

Mar 15, 2010

Diana Johnson MP has welcomed Hull City Council’s backdown on the Lib Dem plan to waste £200,000 towards putting giant model toads around Hull.

The Hull North MP said that the Council should now look at using the money towards a proper programme of road repairs across Hull.

On 3 March, the Lib Dem Council agreed to contribute £200,000 towards a project to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Philip Larkin’s death. This included the £292,000 “Plague of Toads” - a temporary exhibition that will “populate the city with enormous decorated toads” for ten weeks later this year.

MP slams Lib Dem waste of £200,000 on giant toads

Mar 12, 2010

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today condemned a decision by Hull’s Lib Dem Council to spend £200,000 towards putting giant model toads around Hull.

According to Hull City Council documents, the purpose of the spending is to create “a network of sculptures to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Philip Larkin’s death”.

Hull City Council has agreed to contribute £200,000 towards this project, a large part of which is the £292,000 “Plague of Toads”. This is a temporary exhibition that will “populate the city with enormous decorated toads” for ten weeks later this year.

Local MP presses Council on Beverley Road crossing

Mar 11, 2010

Diana Johnson MP will tomorrow (12 March) meet Hull City Council officials to press them on the need for a new pedestrian crossing on Beverley Road.

The Hull North MP has been campaigning over the past year for a new pedestrian crossing for the busy and fast-moving stretch of Beverley Road between Hall Road and the Dunswell Roundabout.

Hundreds of residents living in this area currently have to walk a quarter of a mile to cross near the Tesco Supermarket at Hall Road. Those wanting to use local bus stops have to walk even further.

Labour defeats attempt to weaken new wheel clamping rules

Mar 09, 2010

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has condemned Opposition MPs for seeking to water down action to clamp down on unfair practices by private wheel clampers.

The Labour Government’s Crime and Security Bill, which received its third reading in the Commons yesterday evening (8 March), contains new powers to tackle the financial exploitation of the public by licensing wheel clamping businesses.

The Bill introduces compulsory licensing to regulate the practices of businesses carrying out vehicle immobilisation and towing away on private land. New rules include:

Local MP urges Hull people to ‘Back the Ban’

Mar 05, 2010

Diana Johnson MP will be in her local shopping street this weekend to support a campaign to keep the ban on hunting wild animals with dogs.

The Hull North MP will be in Hull North’s Newland Avenue, near the Post Office, from 10am on Saturday morning (6 March).

In the five years since the Bill to ban hunting with dogs was passed there have been dozens of prosecutions. The forecast from pro-hunting activists of dire effects on rural communities has proven to be unfounded.