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May 2014

Vote today and think about those Hull Siemens jobs when you do

May 22, 2014 - Tags:

Below is an expanded version of the blog article that Diana Johnson MP wrote for the Hull Daily Mail website.


With political leaflets competing with pizza takeaway menus on Hull doormats, there’s no shortage of advice about who to vote for in today’s local and European elections.

Hull people will, of course, decide for themselves who to vote for and whether to vote at all.

But there’s more at stake than usual for us in Hull this time.

Diana speaks up for keeping Insolvency Office jobs in Hull

Hull North MP Diana Johnson made the speech below in her end of day adjournment debate on the Hull Official Receiver's Office that was held in the House of Commons on 13 May. The speech can also be read at

Coalition NHS reorganisation hits Hull’s health services

May 07, 2014 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has responded to today’s report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) showing failings in Hull’s local NHS.

The inspection report highlighted full A&Es, untrained doctors and staffing shortages damaging patient care at two hospitals in Hull.

Hull North MP Diana Johnson said: “These inspection reports always need to be studied in detail.

Diana Johnson MP leads delegation to Minister over Hull Insolvency Office closure

Diana Johnson MP is to lead a delegation to discuss the proposed closure of Hull’s Insolvency Office with a Government Minister.

The Hull North Labour MP recently gained agreement for the meeting from Jenny Willott MP, the Lib Dem Minister for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The delegation takes place on Tuesday 6 April, 10.30am at the Department of Business, innovation and Skills.

Local MP calls for fairer deal for Hull’s private renters

May 01, 2014 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has backed Labour plans for a better deal for those renting their homes privately.

One of the biggest causes of the cost of living crisis in our country is the price of renting or buying a home. That’s why a Labour government will make sure that Britain builds 200,000 more homes a year by the end of the next Parliament so that more families can fulfil their dream of home ownership.