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November 2015

Hull North constituents’ views sought on Syrian airstrikes

Nov 30, 2015 - Tags:
Ahead of a potential Commons vote, Hull North MP Diana Johnson has asked constituents for their views on extending UK airstrikes against Daesh from Iraq to Syria.

Action against ISIL/Daesh

Nov 28, 2015

Next week Parliament will vote on whether to authorise the UK military to bomb ISIL/Daesh targets in Syria. I am still considering the Government’s case for military action and therefore I would like to know your views.

Below I have outlined the key issues that I think need to be considered. Please have a look and let me know your comments.

Background in Syria and Iraq

The Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review and what it means for Hull North

Comprehensive Spending Review Response

This week the Government presented the “Comprehensive Spending Review” (CSR), which outlines all Government spending for the next five years. This will have a big impact on Hull and so below I have outlined the major decisions made in the CSR and what this means for us.

Tax Credits

It’s unclear today if Hull is part of the 'Northern Powerhouse'

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has responded to today’s Autumn Statement from the Chancellor.
Diana Johnson MP said: “In this Autumn Statement Hull, UK City of Culture 2017, gets a share of £1m of extra funding, while losing tens of million more in council funding.

Is it right to take tax credit from low paid workers?

Nov 20, 2015
The Government wants to take tax credits away from low paid families who are in work.
Over 3 million families nationally will be affected by changes to tax credits losing an average of £1,300. In Hull 10,500 families with 18,300 children will be hit.
The changes are complex but include reducing the amount you earn before tax credit starts to be withdrawn. From 2016 anyone who earns over £12,125 will start to see tax credit fall; currently you must £16,105 before that happens.

Hull MP asks for Amy Johnson aircraft to be shown in Hull

Nov 19, 2015 - Tags:
Diana Johnson MP today made the case for the Gypsy Moth aircraft that Hull’s Amy Johnson flew to Australia in 1930 to be shown in Hull.
The Hull North MP is backing the idea of the historic aircraft being brought to Hull for the 2016 Amy Johnson Festival and the 2017 City of Culture.

Small Business Awards 2015

Nov 13, 2015

Voting has now closed for the local Small Business Awards for Small Business Saturday. Many thanks to all those who have voted.

Please visit for updates.

Move 100,000 Civil Service jobs to regions, says Hull MP

Nov 10, 2015 - Tags:
Government departments could be moved to areas like Hull under a new Bill being backed by Dianna Johnson MP.
Hull North’s MP is sponsoring a call being made in the House of Commons today, in the Government Departments Decentralisation Bill, for Whitehall departments to move. This would transfer up to 100,000 civil service jobs from London to the regions.

Prime Minister agrees to meet Hull North family over baby ashes scandal

Nov 04, 2015 - Tags:
The Prime Minister David Cameron today agreed to meet the Trowhill family from Hull North to hear the case for proper inquiries into the baby ashes scandal.
Speaking at Prime Minister’s Question, Diana Johnson MP said: “The Prime Minister will understand the heartbreak at the death of a child.
“For parents then not to know what’s happened to the ashes of that child - as is the case with Mike and Tina Trowhill in Hull, and others families up and down the country – must be simply very cruel.