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January 2016

Prime Minister pulls out of meeting with Hull North baby ashes campaigners

Jan 21, 2016 - Tags:
Hull North MP Diana Johnson has criticised the Prime Minister for pulling out of meeting Hull North baby ashes campaigners, as he promised to do on 4 November.
 

Tories hit 500,000 of the poorest students as student maintenance grants are axed

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today backed Labour’s last-ditch attempt to halt Tory plans to replace student maintenance grants for students from poorer backgrounds with loans from 2016.
 
Tories voted down the Labour move in the Commons to annul the measure by votes 306 votes to 292.
 
The Government’s own Equality Impact Assessment shows that the changes would affect around 500,000 of the poorest students - including disabled, older learners and women.
 

Hull MPs press Science Museum on bringing Amy Johnson's Gypsy Moth to Hull

Jan 15, 2016 - Tags:
Hull’s three MPs have written to the Science Museum as part of the campaign to bring Amy Johnson’s Gypsy Moth aircraft, in which she flew to Australia in 1930, to Hull in time for City of Culture 2017.
 

MP welcomes Local Commission report on Hull and East Riding boundaries

Jan 12, 2016 - Tags:
Hull North MP Diana Johnson has responded to today’s report about local government boundaries between Hull and the East Riding produced by the Hull Commission.
 

Hull MP calls for Humber Bridge tolls to be axed for Hull 2017

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has called for action to improve transport links to Hull for 2017 UK City of Culture, including the axing of Humber Bridge tolls.
 
Diana Johnson MP asked in the House of Commons: "The Leader of the House will be delighted to know that the “Rough Guide” has put Hull in the top 10 cities of the world to visit, alongside Vancouver and Amsterdam. I can see that he is delighted by that given the comments that he is making to the Government Chief Whip. 
 

Hull MP calls for Amy Johnson plane to be brought to Hull

Jan 05, 2016 - Tags:
Hull North MP Diana Johnson has attacked the National Science Museum’s refusal to loan Amy Johnson’s Gypsy Moth to Hull.
 

Local policing

Jan 01, 2016

Local policing

Over the past five years we have lost 444 officers and police numbers are now at their lowest level since 1979. It's no surprise then, that our police force has recently been judged to be ‘inadequate’ by the Government's own watchdog.

I have been a vocal critic of these cuts and, working with you, have campaigned tirelessly to stop them. On your behalf I have asked questions in Parliament, challenged the Prime Minister, conducted resident surveys and presented our petitions in Parliament.

Finally we have got somewhere.