Spring Budget response

Responding to today’s Spring Budget, Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell said: ‘I have major concerns about many of today’s announcements, and some of the glaring omissions from this Budget. ‘The investment in social care is desperately needed because the system is at breaking point, but I’m very concerned it doesn’t come close to filling the … Continue reading Spring Budget response

Newcastle North MP gets on board with bus passengers

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has joined forces with local transport campaigners against a proposed ban on new public bus companies. The MP met up with members of the Tyne & Wear Public Transport Users Group (TWPTUG) in Newcastle today (2nd March) to discuss Clause 21 of the Government’s Bus Services Bill, which would ban … Continue reading Newcastle North MP gets on board with bus passengers

Catherine backs breathing space for families in problem debt

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has backed a campaign for a new scheme to help thousands of families regain control of their finances as data from the Bank of England shows unsecured household debt is rising at its fastest rate since the financial crisis. Debt often strikes when people experience sudden changes in circumstances such … Continue reading Catherine backs breathing space for families in problem debt

Newcastle MP joins Jason Isaacs to ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, and Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs have joined forces to ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’ this March and help Marie Curie provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness. Catherine and long-term Marie Curie supporter Jason were pictured together with Marie Curie Nurses, Sally Monger-Godfrey and Lib Wolley … Continue reading Newcastle MP joins Jason Isaacs to ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’