Newcastle North MP joins British Values Day celebrations

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, visited a trio of primary schools from the Newcastle North West Learning Trust on Friday (20th May), to help celebrate British Values Day. Under guidance provided by the Department for Education, all schools now have a duty to ‘actively promote’ what the Government has defined as the fundamental British values … Continue reading Newcastle North MP joins British Values Day celebrations

Catherine founding member of Parliamentary WASPI group

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has today (11th May) joined colleagues from across the House of Commons to form a Parliamentary group on State Pension Inequality. The new cross-party group will support those 1950s-born women hit by the acceleration of the equalisation of the State Pension Age, first in 1995 and then in 2011. According … Continue reading Catherine founding member of Parliamentary WASPI group

Newcastle MP urges Government to protect bees against harmful pesticides

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has renewed her backing for the Government to protect our bee population, by supporting a campaign for the EU ban on bee-harming pesticides to be retained. Neonicotinoid pesticides have been restricted across the EU since 2013 due to increasing evidence that they pose a risk to bees. Bees are responsible … Continue reading Newcastle MP urges Government to protect bees against harmful pesticides

MPs demand transparency in run up to PM’s Anti-Corruption Summit

Leaders of two influential All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) have today (3rd May) called on the Prime Minister to commit to his pledge to “lead by example” and clarify his policies to combat tax evasion and corruption. The APPG for Responsible Tax and the APPG for Anti-Corruption together made the call ahead of a major … Continue reading MPs demand transparency in run up to PM’s Anti-Corruption Summit