Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell has again urged Ministers to back Newcastle City Council’s Levelling Up Fund bid to develop a £22mllion state of the art, net-zero carbon Outer West Leisure Centre. The new centre would include a swimming pool, sports hall and gym, as well as a café, library and community space. Speaking during … Continue reading TACKLE HEALTH INEQUALITIES BY BACKING OUTER WEST LEISURE BID URGES CATHERINE MCKINNELL MP
Catherine McKinnell MP has used a debate in Parliament today to call on the Government to change direction and cancel the planned £20 per week cut to Universal Credit. During a debate on the planned cut, Catherine highlighted research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation showing that 40% of families with children in Newcastle North would … Continue reading THINK AGAIN ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT CUT URGES NEWCASTLE NORTH MP
Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell has used a debate in Westminster to call on the Government to back HS2 in full, following reports that Ministers are considering scrapping the Eastern Leg of HS2. The Eastern Leg, also known as Phase 2b, would run to North Yorkshire and connect to the North East via the East … Continue reading SCRAPPING THE EASTERN LEG OF HS2 MAKES ABSOLUTE MOCKERY OF LEVELLING UP SLAMS NEWCASTLE MP.
Catherine McKinnell, Member of Parliament for Newcastle North, has highlighted the importance of good quality accessible childcare during a debate in Westminster Hall on childcare funding and affordability. The debate follows over 112,000 people signing a petition calling for independent review of childcare funding, started by campaign group Pregnant then Screwed. As Chair of the … Continue reading ‘APPROACH AND FUND CHILDCARE AS THE VITAL INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT THAT IT CLEARLY SHOULD BE’ SAYS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP
It has been devastating and heart-breaking to watch the Taliban’s rapid advance in Afghanistan over the last week. Afghans who sought to rebuild their country based on liberty and democratic freedoms now fear for their lives, particularly women and minorities who were led to believe the future would look very different from that which now … Continue reading STATEMENT ON AFGHANISTAN