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No sign that the North will get fair transport funding for decades

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has responded to the launch of the new advisory body Transport for the North.

Hull North MP Diana Johnson said: “Unfortunately, Transport for the North is still only an advisory body, without the powers to drive the real change required that Transport for London has. This means that Ministers and civil servants in Whitehall can still slow down or block any plans it develops.

Hull MP asks why London is getting ten times the transport investment of Yorkshire and Humber

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today attacked the continuing unfair distribution of transport infrastructure investment between London and parts of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’.
 
The latest Treasury figures showed that in 2016-17 transport infrastructure investment is £1,943 per head in London, but only £190 per head in Yorkshire and the Humber – a 10 to 1 ratio. 
 

Hull North MP slams Government delays on Hull rail electrification

Speaking in Prime Ministers Questions today, Hull North MP Diana Johnson challenged the Department of Transport over the years of delay to rail electrification between Selby and Hull.
 

This was not a Robin Hood Budget - he was good at hitting targets

This was Diana Johnson MP's speech today in the House of Commons debate on the Budget Statement by the Chancellor. It can be viewed at http://goo.gl/T35yy9.  

 

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