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Tories hand millions to wealthiest councils – but there’s only cuts for Hull

Feb 10, 2016 - Tags:
Hull North MP Diana Johnson has accused the Government of a stitch-up after the Chancellor handed £300m to the wealthiest councils to ease spending cuts – but nothing to Hull.
 

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 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. 
 

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