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March 2017

Hull MP asks why Surrey gets more than Hull in new social care funding

Mar 20, 2017 - Tags:
Hull North MP Diana Johnson challenged the Health Secretary - and Surrey MP - Jeremy Hunt on why more of the extra social care funding announced in the recent Budget is going to Surrey than to Hull.

Commons backs Hull MP's bid to modernise law regulating abortion

Mar 12, 2017 - Tags:
Hull North MP Diana Johnson today launched her Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Bill that aims to decriminalise abortion in England and Wales. 
 
Under Victorian criminal laws dating back to 1861 – before women had the right to vote – abortion remains illegal in England and Wales. A woman who has an abortion and anyone who helps her to have an abortion, unless it falls within the specific conditions of The Abortion Act 1967, currently face a maximum penalty of life imprisonment - the harshest such penalty in Europe. 
 

Diana backs campaign to honour Hull's 'Bee Lady'

Mar 11, 2017 - Tags:
Diana was delighted to meet 94 year old Jean Bishop, Hull's 'Bee Lady', who has collected over £100,000 for charity Age UK.
 
Diana backs the campaign for the 'Bee Lady' to receive an honour and has since raised it in the House of Commons - see https://goo.gl/KqHIzq.

Hull MP bids to decriminalise abortion

Mar 10, 2017 - Tags:
On Monday 13 March, Diana Johnson MP will propose the Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Bill in Parliament.
 
The Bill would decriminalise abortion in England and Wales. 
 

Hull MP slams "damp squib" Budget

Mar 08, 2017 - Tags:
Hull North MP Diana Johnson has attacked today’s “damp squib” Budget, delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
 
Speaking in the House of Commons this afternoon, Diana Johnson MP said that there was no sign that Hull is getting a fair deal from the Tory Government.