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April 2011

Hull University's trebled tuition fees marks a double Lib Dem betrayal

Apr 18, 2011

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has reacted to today's announcement that Hull University will treble its tuition fees to the Government's £9,000 limit from 2012.

Diana Johnson MP said: "A year ago my Lib Dem opponent in the General Election signed a pledge, in full knowledge of the deficit, that the Lib Dems would abolish tuition fees.

"A year on we have seen a double broken promise from the Lib Dems.

"First Lib Dems broke their Election promise on tuition fees, alongside similar pledges on police numbers and VAT.

Hull MP backs lower voting age

Apr 14, 2011

Diana Johnson MP is backing a renewed drive to lower the voting age to 16.

The Hull North MP met Tom Astell, the East Riding of Yorkshire Member of the UK Youth Parliament, to sign a pledge of support for the Votes at 16 campaign.

Diana Johnson MP has also shown her support for the campaign by becoming an official supporter on the campaign’s new interactive website at

Government cash is one step forward after ten steps back for Hull

Apr 11, 2011

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has described yesterday’s Government funding announcements for Hull as “one step forward after ten steps back”.

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills announced £8m for a housing scheme in West Hull from the Regional Growth Fund, while the Department of Health announced that £84m in Private Finance Initiative (PFI) credits were to be made available for social care schemes in Hull.

Hull MP back on the beat with Humberside Police

Apr 07, 2011

Diana Johnson MP will be reporting for duty with Humberside Police on Monday morning (11 April).

The Hull North MP and Shadow Policing Minister will be spending 20 days with Humberside Police and London’s Metropolitan Police as part of the Police Service Parliamentary Scheme.

The MP’s first day on the course will be spent with Humberside Police’s Public Protection Team in Market Weighton. This specialist police team works with the victims of sex and hate crimes.

Hull MP to hear local fears about Government NHS plans

Apr 06, 2011

Hull North MP Diana Johnson is to attend a public meeting in Hull called by the independent pressure group 38 Degrees to discuss Government plans for the NHS.

At the meeting, to be held at Hull’s Goodwin Centre from 10am on Saturday (9 April), expert speakers on health issues will explain what Coalition plans for the NHS will mean for local people in Hull.

The meeting comes at the end of a week in which the Tory-led Government’s plans for the NHS fell into further confusion, after the Prime Minister announced that they were pausing to “listen and engage”.