Newcastle North’s Community Champions

Over the summer my team and I launched the Newcastle North Community Champions campaign because we were overwhelmed by all of the stories we heard of people going above and beyond during this crisis.  The Coronavirus crisis has been a difficult and demanding time for so many, but it has also shown the very best of our community.  From our health and care … Continue reading Newcastle North’s Community Champions

NEWCASTLE NORTH MP PRESENTS CALL FOR A DEDICATED HOSPITALITY MINISTER IN PARLIAMENT

Catherine McKinnell, Member of Parliament for Newcastle North and Chair of the influential House of Commons Petitions Committee has led a debate in Parliament calling for the creation of a dedicated Minister for Hospitality. The debate was called in response to an online petition started by Claire Bosi, editor of ‘Chef and Restaurant’ Magazine, and … Continue reading NEWCASTLE NORTH MP PRESENTS CALL FOR A DEDICATED HOSPITALITY MINISTER IN PARLIAMENT

QUESTION TIME FOR PRIME MINISTER AT LIAISON COMMITTEE

As Chair of the House of Commons Petitions Committee, Catherine sits alongside other Select Committee chairs as a member of the Liaison Committee which is afforded the opportunity to scrutinise the Prime Minister three times a year. In his most recent appearance Catherine grilled the Prime Minister on a range of topics on behalf of … Continue reading QUESTION TIME FOR PRIME MINISTER AT LIAISON COMMITTEE

Statement on New National Lockdown

Parliament was recalled today for a vote on the Government’s new lockdown measures and a statement on education. I put myself forward to speak in the proceedings but unfortunately did not get selected, therefore I wanted to update constituents on what is happening. The situation is clearly incredibly serious. Covid-19 is spreading rapidly across the … Continue reading Statement on New National Lockdown