David Cameron has endorsed Hull as the next UK City of Culture, saying it was an "exciting opportunity" for the region.
Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull East Karl Turner asked the Prime Minister if he would join with him in congratulating "the good people of Hull" for winning the bid.
Mr Cameron replied: "I'm absolutely delighted to join with you and everyone in Hull, and everyone around the country, in celebrating this great award as the city of culture to Hull."I think it's a very exciting opportunity for Hull."
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