NE Labour MPs seek answers from Health Secretary on new restrictions

This morning,  Catherine and Northern Labour MPs have written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care requesting urgent clarification on a number of issues in relation to the forthcoming coronavirus restrictions in the North East. Please see the text of the letter below:   Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP Secretary of State … Continue reading NE Labour MPs seek answers from Health Secretary on new restrictions

Government failing to support regional airports

I’m frustrated with the UK Government’s continued opposition to supporting regional airports like Newcastle International. Scotland and Northern Ireland have given 12 months business rates relief in recognition of the huge challenges facing the sector. The price of inaction from the UK Government will be job losses and less green investment in new aviation technology. … Continue reading Government failing to support regional airports

“No one should go to work in fear”, says Catherine McKinnell MP in call for action to combat retail violence and abuse

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has signed the Shopworkers’ Protection Pledge, vowing to stand with retail staff and support legislation to better protect shopworkers from violence and abuse. Violence and abuse of shopworkers remains a serious concern, with hundreds of shopworkers suffering every day according to data from the British Retail Consortium. The retail industry … Continue reading “No one should go to work in fear”, says Catherine McKinnell MP in call for action to combat retail violence and abuse

Government u-turn on A Level and GCSE results

Thank goodness common sense has now prevailed on A Level results. The government’s approach to this year’s A-Levels has been chaotic and has caused huge stress and anxiety for many students who were given grades by a computer algorithm which do not reflect their ability. This afternoon the Government have now thankfully made a U-turn … Continue reading Government u-turn on A Level and GCSE results

Newcastle Airport welcomes Catherine and calls for more support from the Government

Today Catherine visited the region’s largest Airport to discuss the need for additional support for the aviation industry with Airport leaders. Newcastle Airport is continuing to ask the Government for 12 months business rates relief for Airport’s in England and Wales, to match the support which has been provided to Airports in Scotland and Northern … Continue reading Newcastle Airport welcomes Catherine and calls for more support from the Government