Catherine McKinnell MP calls on government to focus on increasing successful adoption places

NEWCASTLE North MP Catherine McKinnell today warned that the government’s shake-up of adoption laws must give top priority to placing children in happy homes.  The shadow children’s minister broadly welcomed moves to speed up the process and boost the number of successful adoptions.  But she said that the focus must remain on the security of … Continue reading Catherine McKinnell MP calls on government to focus on increasing successful adoption places

Newcastle/Gateshead One Core Strategy Consultation

I have been contacted by many constituents from across Newcastle North regarding the Newcastle Gateshead One Core Strategy proposals with many expressing their concerns. After careful consideration and taking into account representations that I have received, I have now submitted my response to the consultation. You can read it by clicking on the link below: … Continue reading Newcastle/Gateshead One Core Strategy Consultation

Betrayal of the North East by the government ‘blatant’ – McKinnell

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell has condemned the government today, after unemployment figured have reached their highest level since 1992. Catherine McKinnell said: “People in my constituency and across the North East are hurting. Over 2,000 of the people I represent are claiming Jobseekers Allowance – that’s 10 people for every job in local jobcentres.  The … Continue reading Betrayal of the North East by the government ‘blatant’ – McKinnell

Red Card for Government’s policy on School Sport

Labour’s Shadow Children’s Minister and Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell will tomorrow (13 December 2011) address Parliament as schools come to terms with cuts of over £162m to a major funding-stream for school sports. Labour’s Shadow Children’s Minister, Catherine McKinnell MP said: “This Tory-led Government’s position on funding for school sports deserves a red card. … Continue reading Red Card for Government’s policy on School Sport