Hull North MP Diana Johnson has commented on today’s news that Hull has been awarded City of Culture status for 2017.
Diana Johnson MP said: “I’m delighted that the judges have awarded Hull City of Culture 2017. Hull finished first this time, against strong competition.
“It’s the perfect answer to the nonsense we read in The Economist recently that Hull should be abandoned.
“This news will mean much-needed investment and local jobs, especially in arts and culture, but it will also boost wider regeneration in Hull.