MP Catherine reaffirms commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has this week reaffirmed her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day by signing the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment which honours those who were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people on this issue. Holocaust Memorial Day … Continue reading MP Catherine reaffirms commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day

Newcastle North MP calls for end to pregnancy discrimination

Catherine McKinnell has joined forces with the charity Maternity Action to call for an end to pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, following an event held in Parliament this week. The Newcastle North MP attended the launch of three new videos developed by Maternity Action, which aim to support and empower pregnant women encountering problems at … Continue reading Newcastle North MP calls for end to pregnancy discrimination

Catherine demands North East voice is heard on Brexit

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has demanded the North East’s voice is heard throughout the UK’s Brexit negotiations, following the Prime Minister’s speech today confirming the Government intends to leave the Single Market when Britain departs from the EU. Speaking during a statement in the Commons today by the Secretary of State for Exiting … Continue reading Catherine demands North East voice is heard on Brexit

Newcastle MP slams solar tax hike  

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has slammed the Government for pressing ahead with a ‘Solar Tax Hike’ that could prove hugely damaging to both local community organisations and Britain’s solar industry. Changes to the ‘rateable value’ of commercial rooftop solar installations from April 2017 will see the business rates for organisations like schools, hospitals, SMEs … Continue reading Newcastle MP slams solar tax hike