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January 2012

MP seeks people power to force finish to building works

Jan 28, 2012

Hull North MP Diana Johnson is calling for new powers enabling residents and councils to force the finishing of works to roads at the completion of building developments.

The call for a change in the law follows the Hull North MP’s two and half year battle, alongside residents and councillors in Bransholme, for Whisperwood Way’s road to be finished, after new homes were built four years ago.

Residents in the properties, which were completed in 2007, had to wait around four years until late 2011 for developers to finally finish the road leading to their properties.

Hull MP calls for rethink as Police numbers plummet

Jan 26, 2012

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has called on the Government to rethink its approach to policing after today’s figures showing Humberside losing 157 police officers since March 2010.

Nationally Police numbers have fallen to the lowest for a decade.

The figures show that there are now 8,000 fewer officers on the streets, at a time when personal crime, which includes theft and violence, has gone up by a startling 11 per cent -- the biggest increase in a decade.

MP lobbies Justice Minister on Hull legal advice services

Jan 18, 2012

Hull North MP Diana Johnson will today (18 January) meet Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly to discuss the impact of Government policies on legal advice services in Hull.

Following the closure of Humberside Law Centre in 2005 Diana Johnson MP campaigned for a new legal advice service to be opened in Hull. The Community Legal Advice Centre (CLAC) opened in October 2008.