Diana Johnson MP: 'Hull to lose £228 per person in central Government funding by 2015'
HULL City Council is to lose £228.36 in Whitehall funding for every person in Hull by 2015, according to a city MP.
Hull North MP Diana Johnson revealed the figure in the House of Commons last night during her speech against the Coalition Government's latest round of local government spending cuts.
Despite her passionate plea, Lib Dem and Tory MPs voted through this latest round of council cuts
In the first two years of the Coalition Government, Hull's central government funding was cut by £163.50 per head, compared to the national average of £74 per head.
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Now these new figures, which add to cuts being made in the next two years, show that Hull would have lost £228.36 in council funding from central government for every person between 2010 and 2015.
This is the 19th highest cuts per head total in the country and is despite Hull being the country's tenth most deprived area.
Ms Johnson has launched a Fair Deal for Hull petition campaign against what she calls "the unfair concentration of central government spending cuts on the most deprived areas".
She added: "Whatever people think about the Government's overall cut to local government funding nationally, it's grossly unfair to people in the tenth most deprived local authority area in the country to face deeper cuts to local services than many wealthier areas."
Visit www.dianajohnson.co.uk to sign the petition.