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November 2009

Hull MP demands answer on Lib Dem backing for Tories

Nov 26, 2009

Hull North Labour MP Diana Johnson today challenged the seat’s Lib Dem candidate to tell voters whether he backs his Leader’s plans to put the Tories into power.

The Lib Dem Leader Nick Clegg this week indicated to the national media that if the 2010 General Election resulted in no single party winning an outright Commons majority, Lib Dem MPs would swing their votes behind David Cameron to form a Conservative government.

In a letter to the Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Hull North, Diana Johnson MP asks the question:

New boost to get Hull’s long-term jobless into work

Nov 13, 2009

The Labour Government today announced an extra £1 million of funding to help Hull tackle long-term worklessness.

The Labour Government’s Working Neighbourhood Fund is worth £1.5 billion between 2008 and 2011 for local authorities in the 61 areas of the country hit hardest by the recession. This includes £38.4 million for Hull.

Labour sets out Skills for Growth Plan

Nov 11, 2009

Diana Johnson MP today welcomed the Government’s announcement of a new ambitious vision for giving people and businesses the skills needed to help drive Hull’s future economic growth.

The Labour Government will:

Fun not fright on Bonfire Night

Nov 03, 2009

With 5 November coming up Hull North MP Diana Johnson has backed a crackdown on firework hooligans and underlined the importance of firework safety.

Diana Johnson MP said: “I know that fireworks can be a worry for many people in Hull, especially in the run up to Guy Fawkes Night.

“Controlling fireworks is very important. We need to make sure that fireworks are enjoyed safely by individuals and families. The majority must be protected from the anti-social minority who deliberately misuse fireworks.