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September 2015

Hull let down again on rail electrification

Sep 29, 2015 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has responded to today’s announcement by the Transport Secretary Patrick Mcloughlin about the ‘unpausing’ of rail upgrade schemes.

The decision means that work promised before the General Election to improve rail routes in many parts of the Midlands and the North, that was 'paused' in June, will now restart - albeit with further years of delay.

Hull MP calls for longer term commitment to offshore wind energy

Sep 28, 2015 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has called for longer term backing for offshore wind energy following her attendance at the Siemens careers awareness event held in Hull today.

Hull North MP Diana Johnson said: “It was great to see so many local people registering their interest in the Siemens green energy jobs that are coming to Hull.

“It has taken several years and a combined effort from Hull City Council, local MPs, East Riding Council, the Humber LEP and Chamber of Commerce, along with local businesses working together, to secure this investment for Hull.

18,300 Hull children in families hit by Tory Tax Credits cut

Sep 14, 2015 - Tags:
The House of Commons votes today on Tory Government plans to cut Tax Credits for working families.
Figures from Office of National Statistics show that these cuts will hit the incomes of 10,500 families with children in Hull – with a total of 18,300 children in these families.
In addition there will be 4,500 Hull households without children who will lose out from the Tax Credit cuts. 

Hull MP calls for all local areas to do their fair share on Syrian crisis

Sep 08, 2015 - Tags:
Hull North MP Diana Johnson has called on councils around the Humber to follow Hull in taking their fair share of those fleeing for their lives from Syria.