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April 2009

Hull leads the way to give local people more say in justice

Apr 29, 2009

Hull is leading the way across England and Wales and pioneering new ways to improve the criminal justice system.

New initiatives announced this week in the Engaging Communities in Criminal Justice Green Paper aim to give people more of a say in how justice is delivered in their neighbourhoods and make local criminal justice agencies more accountable to the people they represent.

Hull MP backs Budget for jobs and fairness

Apr 21, 2009

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has welcomed today’s Budget as delivering real help now to get people back into work, while supporting businesses and homeowners through the global recession.

The Budget also supports investment in the growth industries of the future on which Britain’s success and Hull’s regeneration will be built.

Speaking shortly after the Chancellor delivered the 2009 Budget, Diana Johnson MP said: “We know that if we don’t act now, it will cost us all more in the long run. I welcome today’s Budget with its focus on jobs now and jobs in the future.

Open surgery gets sporty

Apr 21, 2009

Save Our SportsDiana Johnson MP is holding another open surgery at Tesco Superstore, Hall Road, Hull from 10am to 12pm on Saturday 25 April 2009.

The Hull North MP will be available to hear from local residents about any of their concerns or views on topical issues.

For example, Diana would especially welcome individuals and representatives from sports groups in Hull that have been hit by Hull City Council’s recent increases in charges.

Hull North MP enters Race for Life

Apr 21, 2009

Diana Johnson MP enters Race for Life 2009Hull North MP Diana Johnson is joining this year’s Race for Life.

Race for Life is Cancer Research UK’s flagship event, which brings together thousands of women each year to walk, jog or run 5km and raise money to beat cancer.
To date, four million women have raised over £240 million for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

The Hull Race for Life event, in which Diana is taking part, starts at 11am on Sunday 31 May in Hull’s Costello Stadium.

Real help to protect Hull people from floods

Apr 20, 2009

The Labour Government has today published new plans to help protect Hull and other local communities from flooding.

Around 43,000 people have been protected thanks to new flood protection schemes since the terrible floods of 2007. Published today, the Draft Floods and Water Bill will help make those defences more effective by making sure that:

Labour launches Save Our Sports protest

Apr 16, 2009

Labour in Hull today launched Save Our Sports - a protest against steep hikes in charges for Council sports facilities.

These increased charges were reaffirmed by Lib Dem councillors at a City Council meeting yesterday (16 April) and threaten the future of local sports clubs.

The Save Our Sports petition is available from Hull North MP Diana Johnson and can be signed through her website at www.dianajohnson.co.uk.

Hull high streets set for recession bounce-back

Apr 13, 2009

The bounce-back from the recession is set to take shape on the high streets of Hull.

That is the message from Hull North MP Diana Johnson who is backing efforts to ensure that Hull’s high streets remain attractive to shoppers and visitors, even if some shops cease trading due to the recession and other factors.

Real help for new mums in Hull

Apr 04, 2009

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today welcomed new Government help for Hull mums.

This month, April 2009, sees the start of new tax-free payments from the Government to help mums-to-be who are at least 25 weeks pregnant. The payment is called a 'Health in Pregnancy Grant'.

Diana is urging mums-to-be in Hull to claim their £190. Thousands of women in our region will benefit from this extra support.

Hull MP claims victory on Council rents

Apr 02, 2009

Diana Johnson MP has welcomed news that Hull City Council has voted to take up the Government’s offer of help to cut rent hikes for hard-pressed council tenants.

The decision was taken in response to a Labour councillors’ motion at a special meeting of Hull City Council this afternoon (3 April).

Housing Minister, Margaret Beckett MP, recently announced that the Government was inviting local authorities to apply for extra cash to halve average guideline rent increases from 6.2 per cent to 3.1 per cent.

Hull MP calls on Council to slash rents now

Apr 01, 2009

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today called on Hull City Council to take up the Government’s offer of help to cut rent hikes for hard-pressed council tenants.

On 6 March the Housing Minister, Margaret Beckett MP, announced that the Government was inviting local authorities to apply for extra cash to halve average guideline rent increases from 6.2 per cent to 3.1 per cent.