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Hull MP calls for power - not just blame - to be devolved to the North

Jan 20, 2014 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson had article below published in the Winter edition of Fabian Review, and reprinted in the Yorkshire Post, calling for power to be devolved to the North and for a drive to cut regional inequality.


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To solve Britain’s problems, we must solve the north’s problems

Dec 15, 2013 - Tags:

Diana Johnson MP had the following blog published by the New Statesman on 15 December 2013. It can also be read at http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/12/solve-britain%E2%80%99s-problems-we-must-solve-north%E2%80%99s-problems


 



The same narrow economic focus that created our over-dependence on finance and the property bubble is also responsible for the north/south divide. We need a new strategy for regeneration.

Hull gets 'slap in the face' on regeneration cash

Jun 26, 2013 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has responded to the Coalition’s latest spending cuts, announced today, by saying that working families are being asked to pay for the Coalition’s failure.


Hull North MP Diana Johnson said: “When he inherited an economy that was growing in 2010 the Prime Minister promised to eliminate the deficit by 2015. The fact that the Chancellor came to the House of Commons today with a further deeper round of cuts for after 2015 shows that the Coalition has wasted three years choking off the recovery, failing to achieve growth or cut borrowing.

Hull MP slams Lib Dem Cable for backtracking on Heseltine funding plan

Jun 13, 2013 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has attacked the Lib Dem Business Secretary Vince Cable for resisting Lord Heseltine’s proposals on localising regeneration funding to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).

Diana Johnson MP asked: “On 18 March, the Treasury accepted Lord Heseltine’s proposals on devolving regeneration funding to local enterprise partnerships from 2015, but in late April the Business Secretary briefed journalists that “we will not be going down that road”.

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