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.

To solve Britain’s problems, we must solve the north’s problems

Diana Johnson MP had the following blog published by the New Statesman on 15 December 2013. It can also be read at

The same narrow economic focus that created our over-dependence on finance and the property bubble is also responsible for the north/south divide. We need a new strategy for regeneration.