Shadow Solicitor General welcomes DPP involvement in rape retraction cases

Shadow Solicitor General and Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has welcomed today’s announcement by Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer of a change in the way in which prosecutors deal with cases against women who have withdrawn rape allegations as a result of intimidation. The move follows extensive coverage of this issue in The Guardian … Continue reading Shadow Solicitor General welcomes DPP involvement in rape retraction cases

Catherine joins North East Social Enterprise Partnership for Social Enterprise Christmas Market Place

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, is to join with the North East Social Enterprise Partnership (NESEP) at the ‘Social Enterprise Christmas Market Place’ in Newcastle’s Grainger Market this week. The event, which takes place from 9am to 4pm on Friday 17th December, aims to introduce the work of social enterprises to a wider audience and … Continue reading Catherine joins North East Social Enterprise Partnership for Social Enterprise Christmas Market Place

Newcastle North MP speaks out in Parliament against EMA abolition

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has spoken out against the Coalition’s decision to abolish Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) during a debate on the issue in Parliament this afternoon. Catherine said: “I am incredibly concerned about the Government’s decision to abolish EMA. My views are shared by schools, colleges and families across Newcastle who have contacted … Continue reading Newcastle North MP speaks out in Parliament against EMA abolition

Local MP responds to new unemployment figures

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has responded to the unemployment figures released today (15th December) by the Office for National Statistics. Catherine said: “Today’s figures are very worrying, with the unemployment rate across the country up for the first time in six months and the North East continuing to be one of the worst-affected regions … Continue reading Local MP responds to new unemployment figures

Catherine McKinnell urges women to protect their hearts

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, is urging women in her constituency to protect their heart health and support the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Angina Monologues campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of heart disease amongst women. Catherine recently attended a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Heart Disease and met with other … Continue reading Catherine McKinnell urges women to protect their hearts