devolved funding

New report shows the regional divide growing under the Coalition

A new research report, edited by Hull North MP Diana Johnson, arguing that regional inequality has worsened under the Coalition Government is being launched today (20 March).

The Unions 21 report, entitled Rebalancing the Economy: New Thinking on Britain's Regional Inequalities, argues that the regional divide has reasserted itself under the Coalition since 2010 because, despite ministerial rhetoric, little has been done to fundamentally rebalance the economy.

No Hull rail electrification until 2024?

Hull North MP Diana Johnson said: "Today's announcement from the Transport Secretary shows that Hull could wait as long as 2024 for rail electrification.

"Had the Coalition Government shown any urgency for Hull rail electrification in the months after November 2013, when Hull first won national City of Culture, it was at that stage still possible for this scheme to happen in time for 2017.

Labour’s devolved funding plan would “turbo-charge” Hull growth

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has said that Ed Miliband's plans for devolved funding to regions would "turbo-charge" regeneration in Hull.

The Labour Leader today heralded the biggest devolution of power to England's great towns and cities in a hundred years, as the next stage of One Nation Labour's plan to tackle the cost of living crisis.