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Hull MP welcomes Scotland ‘no’ vote and calls for more devolution to Northern England

Hull North Labour MP Diana Johnson has responded to the result of the Scottish referendum and called for greater devolution to Northern England.

Diana Johnson MP said: “It’s so much better for Scotland and the UK generally that our country is remaining together - not becoming economic competitors and foreigners to each other.

"Now we need to turn our attention to ensuring fairness for parts of England in the North furthest away from Westminster.
 
"This means devolution of powers from Whitehall to English regions, including a fairer deal on funding. Despite being the tenth poorest part of the UK, Hull has seen deeper cuts to our council funding under the Coalition than councils in wealthy parts of the Southern England."

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