Making HS2 work for East Coast communities

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on the East Coast Main Line, chaired by Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell, held a discussion on ‘making HS2 work for East Coast communities’ on 30th April 2019. Representatives from HS2 Ltd, Transport for the North, the Northern Powerhouse Partnership and North East Chamber of Commerce spoke at the meeting. You … Continue reading Making HS2 work for East Coast communities

Stop stereotyping the north as Brexitland

This article by Catherine and her Labour colleagues Mary Creagh, Phil Wilson and Anna Turley was originally published in the Northern Echo and the Yorkshire Post. “THERE is no such thing as public opinion,” said Winston Churchill. “There is only published opinion.” If you are an MP in the North of England, as we are, … Continue reading Stop stereotyping the north as Brexitland

Newcastle North MP challenges Chancellor on local council funding

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has again challenged the Chancellor of the Exchequer about the impact of almost a decade of cuts to local authority funding, ahead of the forthcoming Spending Review. Questioning Philip Hammond during his appearance before the Treasury Select Committee today, Catherine highlighted the huge blackhole identified by the Local Government Association … Continue reading Newcastle North MP challenges Chancellor on local council funding

Newcastle North MP backs Earth Hour

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has added her voice to Earth Hour, the world’s largest annual event to promote protecting the planet, safeguarding nature and setting it on the path to recovery. Catherine recently joined over 100 of her Parliamentary colleagues at a briefing hosted by leading conservation charity WWF, to show her support for … Continue reading Newcastle North MP backs Earth Hour