Farne Primary hosts MP’s brilliant visit

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has paid a visit to Farne Primary School to hear more about how the school’s motto – ‘Bring Out Your Brilliance’ – underpins everything the staff and pupils do. Catherine was invited to visit the Newbiggin Hall-based school by headteacher, Mr Lee Gallon, after it was recently named by The … Continue reading Farne Primary hosts MP’s brilliant visit

Catherine backs Food Newcastle’s Food Charter

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has signed up as a supporter of the Newcastle Food Charter after hearing more about the work of the partnership behind it, Food Newcastle, from co-ordinator Ellie Dowding. Food Newcastle was established in 2013 ‘to bring together everything Newcastle can do to promote a vibrant and healthy food culture’ – including working to improve what … Continue reading Catherine backs Food Newcastle’s Food Charter

Regional Airports debate  

Catherine secured a Westminster Hall debate on ‘regional airports and UK airport capacity’ on 2nd February, ahead of which she had this article published on PoliticsHome. It’s time for this Government to belt up and take off on airport expansion It’s a little over seven years since the then Labour Transport Secretary announced to Parliament that the … Continue reading Regional Airports debate  

Catherine slams Government response to pensions debate

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has hit out at the Government’s response to a debate in Parliament yesterday (1st February) on increases to women’s State Pension age, describing it as ‘insulting and wholly inadequate’. Changes introduced by legislation in 1995, and then in 2011, mean that millions of women born after 6th April 1950 – … Continue reading Catherine slams Government response to pensions debate

Newcastle North MP calls on Government to end food waste scandal

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, is backing her colleague Kerry McCarthy MP’s Food Waste (Reduction) Bill which will tackle the scandal of food waste, and is due to have its Second Reading in the Commons today (29th January). The UK is throwing away 15 million of tonnes of food a year, and we have committed … Continue reading Newcastle North MP calls on Government to end food waste scandal