Today the government have finally given the green light to the HS2 rail line. We desperately need a new north-south mainline railway in the UK and this crucial investment has been held back by dithering and delays for too long. It was first announced by the last Labour government in 2009 so this is … Continue reading HS2 given the green light. East Coast Mainline needs investment too!
Today I spoke in the second reading debate on the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20, which provides for the UK to leave the EU at the end of January 2020. I pointed out that although the election of a majority Conservative Government means we will be leaving the EU next year, it doesn’t mean … Continue reading European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20
I was officially ‘sworn in’ as a returning Member of Parliament this evening – the process every MP must go through before they can take their seat, vote or speak in the House of Commons. This short, but very solemn, procedure brings home the immense privilege of being re-elected to represent Newcastle North– and the … Continue reading Swearing in as MP for Newcastle North
Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell was pleased to join pupils at Waverley Primary School in Dumpling Hall this morning to talk about her role as a Member of Parliament ahead of Parliament Week in the first week of November. Parliament Week is a UK-wide festival taking place from 2-8 November that aims to engage people, … Continue reading Catherine delighted to join Lemington pupils ahead of Parliament week
Catherine McKinnell, Member of Parliament for Newcastle North, today visited Brunton First School as part of Artsmark Celebration Week to see first-hand the creative activities pupils have the opportunity to take part in. Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England, and the Artsmark award recognises the work that schools … Continue reading Newcastle MP celebrates arts success at Brunton First School