New East Coast Main Line group launched in Parliament

A new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the East Coast Main Line will be launched in Westminster this afternoon (20th March), as MPs and members of the Lords with a shared interest in the operation of the line come together to campaign on its future. Established and chaired by Newcastle North Labour MP, Catherine McKinnell, … Continue reading New East Coast Main Line group launched in Parliament

Newcastle MP dons lab coat to learn how research saves lives

Catherine McKinnell MP has recently met with Cancer Research UK-funded scientists at Newcastle University to learn about their life-saving work. The Newcastle North MP witnessed ground-breaking research at the Wolfson Childhood Cancer Research Centre, which is part of the Northern Institute for Cancer Research (NICR) at Newcastle University, where researchers, including those funded by Cancer … Continue reading Newcastle MP dons lab coat to learn how research saves lives

Catherine backs call to let seriously ill children & families make end of life care choices

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has joined forces with six national charities to call for seriously ill children and their families to be able to make choices about their palliative and end of life care which are based on their needs, wishes and best interests – and are not restricted by the postcode in which … Continue reading Catherine backs call to let seriously ill children & families make end of life care choices

500 jobs to be created by Accord Healthcare in Fawdon

Accord Healthcare held the official opening of its Fawdon factory on 25th January, with business leaders and local politicians attending the state-of-the-art pharmaceutical facility.  The factory will employ up to 500 staff at peak, predominately from the local community. The 22-acre factory, closed by Sanofi in 2015, was formally              … Continue reading 500 jobs to be created by Accord Healthcare in Fawdon

MP Catherine challenges Prime Minister on Carillion apprentices

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has today challenged the Prime Minister on the future of almost 1,500 apprentices employed by Carillion, which went into liquidation this week. Catherine has previously visited Carillion’s Gateshead training site, in her capacity as co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Apprenticeships, meeting with several local construction skills apprentices … Continue reading MP Catherine challenges Prime Minister on Carillion apprentices