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Treasury Minister sounds clueless on Hull rail electrification

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has responded to comments made on BBC TV Look North yesterday by the Lib Dem Treasury Chief Secretary about rail electrification to Hull.


On a visit to Hull the Lib Dem Treasury Minister had expressed doubt about whether the Selby to Hull rail line would be electrified in time for Hull’s year as City of Culture in 2017, due to current Government funding allocations having been already made.

The Humber’s only woman MP hosts ‘What Women Want’ event

Mar 07, 2014 - Tags:

Diana Johnson, the only woman MP in East Yorkshire and the Humber, today (Friday 7 March) holds a special listening event with women shop-workers ahead of International Women’s Day.


The Hull North MP will meet with women workers from the USDAW shop-workers’ union at the Tesco in Hall Road, Hull North, at 11.30am to listen to local women talk candidly about some of the challenges they face.

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Labour MPs and Diana Johnson and Sarah Champion with 1968 Dagenham strikers who won the 1970 Equal Pay Act

Women in Hull North still earn just 91p for every pound a man earns according to official figures from the ONS.
 
Tomorrow (1 July), Hull North MP Diana Johnson will call on the Government to require the independent Equalities and Human Rights Commission to produce an ‘Annual Equal Pay Check’ reporting on Britain’s gender pay gap, and make recommendations for action by Government and employers,  so that progress can be made.
 

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New figures from Labour show that 71% of families with children in Hull North could be hit be David Cameron’s Tax Credit cuts.
 
Three quarters of the constituency’s children – exactly 75% - are in households who currently receive tax credits.
 
The House of Commons figures also show that well over half of families in Hull North receiving Tax Credits are in work.
 
68% of Hull West and Hessle families receive tax credits, while two thirds of families in Hull East benefit from the payments. 
 

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