Tyneside MP supports UK ivory surrender to protect elephants

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has added her support to a new ivory surrender launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade. Members of the public are being invited to surrender their own ivory which will be destroyed as part of a … Continue reading Tyneside MP supports UK ivory surrender to protect elephants

Co-chairs relaunch cross-party group for children’s palliative care

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Children Who Need Palliative Care relaunched today (18 July) at the House of Commons. Excitingly, the group is now being led by two new co-chairs – Labour MP Catherine McKinnell and Conservative MP Dr Caroline Johnson. The APPG seeks to educate, inform and motivate Parliamentarians to take action to help transform the lives … Continue reading Co-chairs relaunch cross-party group for children’s palliative care

Newcastle North MP backs local musicians with Brexit pledge

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has shown her support for professional musicians and performers from her constituency by backing a Musicians’ Union pledge to secure their rights after Britain has left the EU. The creative industries are currently worth over £87billion GVA to the UK – more than oil and gas, life sciences and … Continue reading Newcastle North MP backs local musicians with Brexit pledge

Catherine opens new specialist supported housing development

Specialist supported living for adults with mental health needs has significantly improved in Newcastle, thanks to the opening of Brunswick Gardens, a new development of specialist supported accommodation for adults with on-going mental health issues. Key members of Newcastle City Council, along with local MP, Catherine McKinnell, turned out for the occasion, and were able … Continue reading Catherine opens new specialist supported housing development

Boosting brand confidence in apprenticeships can drive growth

Two co-chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships, Alan Mak and Catherine McKinnell, mark the publication of the group’s Annual Report which calls on schools, businesses and government to work together to promote apprenticeships as an attractive career path.  (This article was originally published on Politics Home). We live in an increasingly competitive global environment, … Continue reading Boosting brand confidence in apprenticeships can drive growth