ACCESS TO SWIMMING BEING LOST IN DEPRIVED AREAS, WARNS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP

Catherine McKinnell MP has warned that access to swimming facilities is being removed from deprived areas – highlighting the closure of the West Denton Pool – as part of a wider debate on water safety she led as Chair of the Petitions Committee. The National Curriculum requires that pupils can swim 25 metres unaided by … Continue reading ACCESS TO SWIMMING BEING LOST IN DEPRIVED AREAS, WARNS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP

CATHERINE LEADS WATER SAFETY DEBATE IN PARLIAMENT

Newcastle North MP and Chair of the Petitions Committee in Parliament, Catherine McKinnell, has led a debate in Parliament calling for action to reduce the number of accidental deaths in water by educating children on its dangers. The debate followed a petition that received over 100,000 signatures started by Beckie Ramsey, who lost her 13-year-old son … Continue reading CATHERINE LEADS WATER SAFETY DEBATE IN PARLIAMENT

HIGH-COVID SUMMER RISKS TO HEALTH AND BUSINESSES WARNS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP

Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell warned of serious concerns of a chaotic high-Covid summer and the risks posed to health, of mutations, and to the survival of businesses. During an update from the Secretary of State for Health in Parliament, Catherine raised “serious concerns about the short and long term impact of Covid and the … Continue reading HIGH-COVID SUMMER RISKS TO HEALTH AND BUSINESSES WARNS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP

CATHERINE CHALLENGES PRIME MINISTER OVER FAILURE TO PROTECT NEW MOTHERS FROM REDUNDANCY

Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell has challenged the Prime Minister on the Government’s failure to protect mothers returning from maternity leave from unfair redundancies. At a Committee hearing in Parliament, Catherine told the Prime Minister: “the current crisis has put new parents, particularly mothers, at risk of redundancy” and reminded him: “two years ago, the … Continue reading CATHERINE CHALLENGES PRIME MINISTER OVER FAILURE TO PROTECT NEW MOTHERS FROM REDUNDANCY

CATHERINE URGES MINISTERS TO SUPPORT NEWCASTLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell has urged the Government to back the aviation sector and secure a sustainable future for Newcastle International Airport in her constituency. During a debate in Parliament today, Catherine highlighted that Newcastle International Airport is a “strategic asset for the North East that is central to our future economic growth”, with … Continue reading CATHERINE URGES MINISTERS TO SUPPORT NEWCASTLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT