MP Catherine backs ‘scrap 6 months’ campaign

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has joined forces with actors Jim Carter and Nichola McAuliffe to back the ‘scrap 6 months’ campaign that will enable more terminally ill people to access benefits more quickly and easily, regardless of the condition they have. Currently, someone is only considered terminally ill if there is a reasonable expectation … Continue reading MP Catherine backs ‘scrap 6 months’ campaign

We did not come into politics to make people poorer

This article by Catherine and her five North East Labour colleagues Phil Wilson, Bridget Phillipson, Paul Williams, Anna Turley and Julie Elliott has been published on LabourList and in the Northern Echo. Brexit is the greatest issue facing our country since the Second World War. The decision to Leave the EU also has major consequences … Continue reading We did not come into politics to make people poorer

Newcastle United Foundation Opens Lemington Football Centre

Newcastle United Foundation was proud to be joined by Catherine McKinnell MP as they officially opened Lemington Football Centre today (9 November). Councillor Kim McGuinness joined Catherine to see pupils from Waverley Primary School developing their football skills before helping to plant a memorial tree to mark the lives of the Newcastle United players that … Continue reading Newcastle United Foundation Opens Lemington Football Centre

Tyneside MP celebrates Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, is joining over 500 other MPs across the country to plant trees in their local area as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC), a network of global tree planting and forest conservation initiatives established to mark the Queen’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth. All MPs taking part in … Continue reading Tyneside MP celebrates Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

Budget 2018 Speech

Catherine spoke in Parliament in the ongoing debate following the Chancellor’s Budget 2018 statement, covering the impact of Brexit on the North East, Universal Credit, funding cuts to local authorities and the discrimination facing 1950s-born women. You can read a full copy of her speech below.  A full transcript of the debate on Monday can be … Continue reading Budget 2018 Speech