Catherine challenges Education Secretary on apprenticeship cuts & schools funding

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North and member of the Education Select Committee, has challenged the new Secretary of State for Education on proposed cuts to apprenticeship funding, and the North-South schools funding gap. Appearing before the Select Committee yesterday for the first time since being appointed Education Secretary, Justine Greening was pressed by the … Continue reading Catherine challenges Education Secretary on apprenticeship cuts & schools funding

Tyneside MP urges Government to continue Global Fund support

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has urged the Government to ensure the UK remains a leading donor to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria ahead a Replenishment Conference taking place in Montreal at the end of this week. Just over a decade ago, AIDS, TB and malaria killed over 4 million people … Continue reading Tyneside MP urges Government to continue Global Fund support

MP calls on Newcastle North to stand out in pink

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has urged local residents to join her in showing their support for women affected by breast cancer by taking part in the UK’s biggest, brightest and pinkest fundraiser – wear it pink – on 21st October. Next month’s event marks the 15th year of wear it pink, with Catherine … Continue reading MP calls on Newcastle North to stand out in pink

APPG Anti-Corruption meets Panama delegation

On 12th September 2016, Officers of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Anti-Corruption met with a Panamanian delegation including the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Panamanian Ambassador to London. Catherine McKinnell MP, Baroness Stern, Lord Rooker, Pauline Latham MP and Byron Davies MP attended as Officers of the APPG on Anti-Corruption. The meeting … Continue reading APPG Anti-Corruption meets Panama delegation

Newcastle MP hits out at grammar school plans

MP for Newcastle North and Education Select Committee member, Catherine McKinnell, has hit out at the Government’s plans to lift the ban on new grammar schools, which was introduced under the last Labour Government via the 1998 School Standards and Framework Act. Addressing the Education Secretary following her Commons statement this afternoon confirming the Government’s … Continue reading Newcastle MP hits out at grammar school plans