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April 2014

Local MP calls for fairer deal for Hull’s private renters

Apr 30, 2014 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has backed Labour plans for a better deal for those renting their homes privately.

One of the biggest causes of the cost of living crisis in our country is the price of renting or buying a home. That’s why a Labour government will make sure that Britain builds 200,000 more homes a year by the end of the next Parliament so that more families can fulfil their dream of home ownership.

Hull MP backs Commons bid to exempt panic rooms from Bedroom Tax

Apr 28, 2014 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson is backing a Parliamentary attempt to exempt victims of domestic violence from paying the Bedroom Tax on “panic rooms” in their homes.

Safe and sanctuary rooms provide victims of domestic violence with safety from violence and harm and often have reinforced doors and windows, alarms, fire proofing and a direct line to the local police.

Hull MP pays respects to East Yorkshire Regiment's Montecassino heroes

Apr 20, 2014 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson visited the Montecassino War Cemetery and paid respects to members of the East Yorkshire Regiment who are buried at the site in Italy of one of the major battles of World War Two. 

Diana cheers Hull City to FA Cup history

Apr 12, 2014 - Tags:

Hull MPs Diana Johnson and Alan Johnson were at Wembley to cheer Hull City to a 5-3 victory over Sheffield Utd.

The result means that the Tigers will be in their first FA Cup Final in the club's 104 year history on 17 May.

Labour backing for saving Yorkshire mining jobs

Apr 11, 2014 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson joined Labour Party members to petition in support of saving coal mining jobs in Yorkshire.

The Labour petition comes in response to the threat to Kellingley in Yorkshire and Thoresby in Nottinghamshire.There were 56 Yorkshire coal mines in 1984 – only two remain now.

1,300 local jobs are at risk at Kellingley, the news coming weeks after Hull received the boost from Siemens of an initial 1,000 new local jobs in green energy.

MP highlights flooded Hull firm’s 490% hike for insurance

Apr 09, 2014 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today told the House of Commons about a Hull business that faces an annual insurance bill increase from £1,100 to £6,500.

The increase follows the firm being flooded in the December 2013 East Coast tidal surge.
Diana Johnson MP told the House of Commons in Business Questions: “I am sure the Leader of the House will be concerned to learn that the insurance premium of a small business that was flooded during the December tidal surge in Hull has been increased from £1,100 to £6,500, as a result of which it is unlikely to remain viable.

Labour’s devolved funding plan would “turbo-charge” Hull growth

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has said that Ed Miliband’s plans for devolved funding to regions would “turbo-charge” regeneration in Hull.

The Labour Leader today heralded the biggest devolution of power to England’s great towns and cities in a hundred years, as the next stage of One Nation Labour’s plan to tackle the cost of living crisis.

Channel 5 has picked on the wrong people, at the wrong time

Apr 06, 2014 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson had the article below published in the Hull Daily Mail. It can also be read at .


As Channel 5 films a new programme about life on benefits, Hull North MP Diana Johnson demands a fair and balanced portrait of the city

Diana sees Hull Age UK reopening after flood

Apr 04, 2014 - Tags:

Diana attended the re-opening of Age UK's Hull Healthy Living Centre.

This was reopening after all the work needed after being flooded in the December 2013 tidal surge.