Newcastle North MP urges new PM to stop Heathrow dithering

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has urged the new Prime Minister to make a decision on Heathrow expansion following months of delay. Speaking during Theresa May’s first Prime Minister’s Questions in the Commons today (20th July), Catherine asked: ‘Newcastle Airport was voted the best in Britain this week. ‘But the good news they are … Continue reading Newcastle North MP urges new PM to stop Heathrow dithering

Local MP thrilled at Throckley’s NHS dentist

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has officially re-launched a Throckley dental surgery as an NHS practice, at an open day held last week. The No. 1 Victoria Terrace Dental Clinic has recently been awarded a new NHS contract for the Throckley area, after the contract held by the previous dental surgery was ended in 2014. … Continue reading Local MP thrilled at Throckley’s NHS dentist

Newcastle MP calls for better eye care for people with learning disabilities

A Newcastle MP has called for better eye care provision for people with learning disabilities, following an event in Parliament organised by sight loss and learning disability charity, SeeAbility, and the Optical Confederation. The Westminster event marked the release of SeeAbility’s new report, ‘Delivering an equal right to sight’, which highlights that hundreds of thousands … Continue reading Newcastle MP calls for better eye care for people with learning disabilities

MP Catherine backs Summer Reading Challenge

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has lent her support to a campaign run by charity The Reading Agency, to encourage all primary school children to take part in this year’s Summer Reaching Challenge – the UK’s largest reading for pleasure promotion. Research has shown that reading for pleasure is a more powerful factor in life … Continue reading MP Catherine backs Summer Reading Challenge

Carillion constructs Fellowship visit for Catherine

Catherine McKinnell has recently visited the Gateshead training site of construction services firm, Carillion, as part of her ongoing Fellowship with the Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT). The Newcastle North MP, who is also a member of the Commons Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy, undertook the visit to Carillion to learn more about … Continue reading Carillion constructs Fellowship visit for Catherine