Category Archives: International Development

‘UK giving with one hand and taking with the other’: Catherine calls on Government to prevent international corruption

Catherine speaks in Westminster Hall

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, called on the Government today (11th December) to prevent British companies and individuals helping corrupt criminals in poor countries. Speaking during an adjournment debate she secured in the Commons to mark UN International Anti-Corruption Day (9th December), Catherine highlighted the potential for corruption to undermine much-needed development aid. She said Continue Reading...

Local MP joins Walbottle Village Primary for Fairtrade discovery week

Catherine McKinnell meets Head Boy  Head Girl

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, joined pupils at Walbottle Village Primary School this morning (25th March) as part of a Fairtrade-themed ‘discovery week’. Catherine was given a tour of the school, now rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, by Head Boy and Head Girl, Joshua Cable and Charlotte McCaffery.  She then joined pupils for a special assembly Continue Reading...

ENOUGH FOOD FOR EVERYONE IF

UK - Westminster - IF Campaign Launch

GRUNDY JOINS NORTH EAST CHARITIES TO HELP LAUNCH NATIONAL HUNGER CAMPAIGN Hunger and malnutrition in childhood will trap almost a billion young people in poverty by 2025, according to a major new campaign, launched by Britain’s leading development charities and faith groups. On 25 January at 9.15am, historian and broadcaster John Grundy will join North Continue Reading...

Cameron must keep G8 promise on corruption, says Labour MP

Catherine McKinnell MP

The government must keep its promises on corruption to tackle global poverty, said a local MP in a special debate in Parliament. Catherine McKinnell, the MP for Newcastle North and the co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Anti-Corruption, called the debate to mark UN Anti Corruption Day, to challenge ministers on their commitment Continue Reading...