Category Archives: Work

North East FE colleges debate

Catherine spoke yesterday during a Westminster Hall debate on Further Education colleges in the North East, discussing the work of Newcastle College – and particularly the Aviation Academy, which is based in Newcastle North – funding cuts, apprenticeships and concerns about the new apprenticeship levy. You can read her speech below, and a full transcript … Continue reading North East FE colleges debate

Catherine renews support for Keep Sunday Special campaign

Catherine McKinnell has renewed her support for the campaign to ‘Keep Sunday Special’ at a recent Usdaw lobby of Parliament opposing the Government’s proposal to devolve Sunday trading laws. The Newcastle North MP heard from Usdaw members – who work in the retail sector – about how extended opening hours in large stores would lead … Continue reading Catherine renews support for Keep Sunday Special campaign

Tyneside MP challenges Government’s devolution proposals

Speaking in the Commons for the first time since being re-elected as the MP for Newcastle North, Catherine McKinnell has hit out at the Government’s devolution proposals during today’s Queen’s Speech debate on devolution and growth across Britain. The Newcastle North MP emphasised the importance of devolution of funding and powers to support the North … Continue reading Tyneside MP challenges Government’s devolution proposals

People in the North East won’t be taken in by this Budget

Commenting on today’s Budget, MP for Newcastle North and Shadow Treasury Minister, Catherine McKinnell, said: ‘George Osborne has absolutely nothing to offer Newcastle and the North East. ‘This region has been let down time and again by the Coalition – on jobs, on living standards and on infrastructure. ‘We hear about a Northern Powerhouse, yet … Continue reading People in the North East won’t be taken in by this Budget

Gap in funding could be ‘body blow’ for North East

  This article feature in The Journal on 5th March 2015 and can also be read here: http://www.thejournal.co.uk/north-east-analysis/analysis-news/gap-european-funding-could-body-8770966 Gap in funding could be ‘body blow’ for North East A “chaotic and total mismanagement” of the move from One North East to two Local Enterprise Partnerships has placed £724m of European funding in jeopardy, an MP … Continue reading Gap in funding could be ‘body blow’ for North East