Category Archives: International Development

Newcastle MP backs constituent’s Kenya education charity

Catherine McKinnell MP  Jennifer Wood (Hands up for Action)

Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell has joined forces with her Chapel Park constituent, Jennifer Wood, to support Hands Up For Action - the Kenya-based charity she founded three years ago. Jennifer, 26, has worked tirelessly to improve the educational prospects of children and adults in Kenya following her first visit to the country at the age of 18. After studying for a Continue Reading...

Small Business, Enterprise & Employment Bill speech

Catherine McKinnell

The Small Business, Enterprise & Employment Bill – which contains a wide range of different measures – received its Second Reading in the Commons this afternoon (16th July). Catherine spoke in the debate, with a copy of her speech – covering beneficial ownership, whistleblowers and community pubs/PubCos -below: Catherine McKinnell MP: Speaking in my capacity as Continue Reading...

Catherine sees CAFOD’s work in action in Kenya

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Two British MPs have been learning about CAFOD’s work helping more people access sustainable energy with a trip to Kenya during the Easter break from Parliament. Catherine McKinnell MP, Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North and Mark Hoban MP, Conservative MP for Fareham, spent three days visiting projects supported by CAFOD that use renewable sources Continue Reading...

‘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...