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July 2014

Hull MP tells Commons of rise in constituents' NHS complaints

Jul 21, 2014 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson made the speech below about Hull NHS services in the House of Commons Summer Recess Adjournment Debate on 22 July.

It can also be read at


Labour fizzing with One Nation ideas

Jul 15, 2014 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has written a chapter for a new pulication on One Nation policies for the next Labour Government.

The publication, One Nation Fizz was launched today by Labour Leader Ed Miliband MP.

Hull MP sets out Labour concerns about Coalition emergency Data Bill

Jul 14, 2014 - Tags:

Hull North MP and Labour Shadow Home Office Minister Diana Johnson has written the article below for the Huffington Post website about the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill.
It can also be read at

Despite Our Real Concerns, Labour Will Be Supporting the Government's DRIP Bill

Shadow Policing Minister listens to challenges facing Hull policing

Jul 10, 2014 - Tags:

Labour Shadow Policing Minister Jack Dromey MP came to Hull and, with Hull North's MP Diana Johnson, visited Clough Road Police Station.

They met senior police representatives and the Humberside Police Federation to discuss the challenges facing local policing.

Hull North MP Diana Johnson said: "It was great to show Jack Dromey, Shadow Policing Minister, some of the innovative work going on in Hull.

Hull MP speaks in Modern Day Slavery Bill debate

Jul 07, 2014 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson made the speech below, speaking from the Labour Front Bench, in the Second Reading debate for the Modern Slavery Bill.

The speech and wider debate, held on 8 July, can also be read at

Hull MP says ‘every little helps’ on local growth

Jul 06, 2014 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has commented on today’s announcement of an £103m allocation to the Humber area from the Government’s Local Growth Fund.

Diana Johnson MP said: “Humber LEP made a bid for the investment they thought is needed for regeneration around the Humber.

“They’ve been granted around half of it - £103m for the Humber region out of £6bn nationally.
“To put this £103m into perspective, £160m was cut from Orchard Park Estate regeneration alone in 2010 by the Coalition.

Hull MP raises anti-terror concerns in Commons

Jul 06, 2014 - Tags:

Hull North MP and Labour Shadow Crime and Security Minister Diana Johnson has expressed concern about whether current anti-terror laws are “fit for purpose”.

Speaking in Home Office Questions in the Commons, Diana Johnson MP said:  “On this day, it is absolutely right that we remember those killed or injured on 7/7.

Hull MP in bid to reverse Coalition’s NHS privatisation law

Jul 03, 2014 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson is sponsoring a Commons Private Member’s Bill to repeal the damaging competition rules inflicted on the NHS by the Coalition Government.

The Bill from Eltham Labour MP Clive Efford would rewrite rules in the Coalition’s Health and Social Care Act 2012 that force market tendering of services. These rules are seeing millions of pounds wasted on competition lawyers instead of patients.