City of Culture

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

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.

Hull MP presses Ministers on unfair arts funding distribution

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has pressed Ministers on the continuing disparity in arts funding between London and other regions.

Speaking today in Culture, Media and Sport Questions in the House of Commons, the Labour MP quoted comments made in Hull on 28 May by the new Chief Executive of Arts Council England, Darren Henley.

Diana Johnson MP said: "I want to refer to what Darren Henley said in Hull on 28 May. He said:

Hull excluded from ‘Northern Powerhouse’

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has responded to today's Autumn Statement from the Chancellor.

Hull North MP Diana Johnson said: "Hull is clearly outside this Government's 'Golden Triangle' and barely gets a mention in this Autumn Statement and all the talk about a 'Northern Powerhouse'.

"This Statement had nothing to support Hull's work as the national City of Culture 2017, but finds £78m for a new Theatre and exhibition complex in Manchester.

Hull MP questions urgency in Whitehall over Hull 2017

Speaking a year after Hull was announced as UK City of Culture 2017, Hull North MP Diana Johnson today questioned the urgency in Whitehall over making it a success.

Speaking in Business Questions to the Leader of the House of Commons, Diana Johnson MP asked: "As a fellow Yorkshire MP, I know the Leader will be aware that's it's a year ago today that Hull was announced as City of Culture for 2017.