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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.

Don't tell women MPs to 'man up'. We're tough enough already

Dec 05, 2013 - Tags:

Diana Johnson MP had the article below published by the Guardian newspaper on 5 December 2013. See below or at http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/05/women-mps-tough-man-up .


Melissa Kite asks why "women still find life in the Commons so unbearable", telling us to "toughen up" (Man up, women MPs, 29 November). If that's her view, she should wise up.

Hull MP calls for action on Equal Pay

Nov 07, 2013 - Tags:

On Equal Pay Day Hull North MP Diana Johnson called for action for equal pay between women and men.


Equal Pay Day is the day on which women effectively stop being paid for the year because of the gender pay gap.


The date for Equal Pay Day of 7 November is set by the latest pay statistics, which show that women working full-time earn 14.9% less per hour (excluding overtime) than men working full-time in the same jobs. In many professions the gender pay gap is far greater than 14.9%.

Hull MP pays tribute to Labour's 'Founding Mothers'

Oct 07, 2013 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson made the following speech in a Westminster Hall debate on the match women's strike of 1888.

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