Newcastle North’s Community Champions

Over the summer my team and I launched the Newcastle North Community Champions campaign because we were overwhelmed by all of the stories we heard of people going above and beyond during this crisis.  The Coronavirus crisis has been a difficult and demanding time for so many, but it has also shown the very best of our community.  From our health and care … Continue reading Newcastle North’s Community Champions

FUTURE ARRANGEMENTS FOR TOURING PROFESSIONALS AND ARTISTS IN THE EU

Catherine has called on the Government to show leadership and foresight and get behind UK musicians and artists. International touring, especially in the EU, is an essential part of creative workers’ livelihoods. But the consequence of the Government’s failure to reach agreement with the EU on short-term working arrangements means our creatives face a whole new … Continue reading FUTURE ARRANGEMENTS FOR TOURING PROFESSIONALS AND ARTISTS IN THE EU

LIGHT THE DARKNESS URGES MP ON HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 2021

Catherine McKinnell, Member of Parliament for Newcastle North and Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism has marked Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 by urging all to stand together against hatred and division. Each year on the 27th January, people and communities around the world come together in a spirit of remembrance and solidarity to … Continue reading LIGHT THE DARKNESS URGES MP ON HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 2021

NEWCASTLE NORTH MP CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO SCRAP COUNCIL TAX HIKE

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has called on the government to scrap a planned council tax rise that will add £102 to annual household bill for the average Band D home in Newcastle North. Newcastle City Council already faces a significant financial challenge after ten years of Conservative cuts which have slashed over £300 million from … Continue reading NEWCASTLE NORTH MP CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO SCRAP COUNCIL TAX HIKE

LAPTOP SUPPORT TO HELP CHILDREN REACH THEIR TRUE POTENTIAL WELCOMED BY LOCAL MP.

Catherine McKinnell, Member of Parliament for Newcastle North has expressed her gratitude to True Potential LLP who have donated much needed laptops to Farne Primary School. The donation was made possible when the local business approached Catherine to say they had excess equipment that they would like to donate to a local school in need. … Continue reading LAPTOP SUPPORT TO HELP CHILDREN REACH THEIR TRUE POTENTIAL WELCOMED BY LOCAL MP.

NEWCASTLE NORTH MP DEMANDS GOVERNMENT ACTION ON CHILD POVERTY

Catherine McKinnell MP has today condemned the Conservative Government for its failure to protect children across Newcastle North and called for them to implement a new child poverty strategy for England.  Catherine’s call comes after the Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, revealed that child poverty is predicted to rise sharply unless the Government commits … Continue reading NEWCASTLE NORTH MP DEMANDS GOVERNMENT ACTION ON CHILD POVERTY