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September 2012

Labour's housing boost to kick-start the economy is what Hull needs

Sep 30, 2012

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has welcomed plans announced by the Shadow Chancellor to get the economy moving by building 100,000 affordable new homes.

Diana Johnson said: “The Coalition’s 60% cut to social housing investment was part of the reason for the home-grown double dip recession. In Hull North the Government cancelled a £160m housing scheme to regenerate the Orchard Park Estate.

Hull MP slams Clegg boasts over Siemens

Sep 25, 2012

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has responded to claims from Nick Clegg that Siemens setting up wind turbine manufacturing in Hull is “a real success” of the Coalition’s industrial strategy.

The claim was made in the Hull Daily Mail today (26 September), accompanied by claims that the Deputy Prime Minister has been working “flat out” to bring Siemens to Hull.

Clegg apology over Lib Dem tuition fees betrayal will cut no ice in Hull

Sep 19, 2012

Diana Johnson MP has dismissed the “opportunist” apology from Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg over the Lib Dem broken promise on tuition fees.

The Hull North MP has slammed the Tory-led Government for trebling tuition fees, axing the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), cutting student places and creating chaos in higher education.

Coalition cuts slash Humberside Police numbers to 33 year low

Sep 13, 2012

Hull North MP and Shadow Crime and Security Minister Diana Johnson has released shock new figures showing that Humberside has fewer police than any time since 1979.

Statistics obtained from the House of Commons Library by Diana Johnson MP reveal that Humberside has been hit by the deepest percentage cut in police officer numbers of any police force in the country.

Hull North MP sponsors landmark Bill on carers’ rights

Sep 04, 2012

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has joined forces with Carers UK to sponsor a new law designed to help identify and boost support for millions of carers.

There are 8,299 people in Hull North, around 23,000 across Hull, and five million people across the country who have caring responsibilities.

A new ‘Private Member’s Bill, a piece of legislation proposed by a backbench MP rather than the Government, has been put forward by Barbara Keeley MP.

Fighting for a Fair Deal for Hull

Sep 03, 2012
Since 2010 the Government has moved money away from Hull to wealthier areas, hitting local services and Hull council tax payers hard.