Newcastle North MP marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has marked Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January) by signing a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons to honour those who perished in the Holocaust. With 27th January marking the 66th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Holocaust Educational Trust placed … Continue reading Newcastle North MP marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Newcastle North MP joins Citizens Advice Bureau for inaugural free advice day

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, will join a wide range of local agencies for a free, one-day advice event being held in Lemington this week. Organised by Newcastle Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), the session will feature experts from the CAB, Newcastle Welfare Rights Service, Council Revenue and Benefits Staff, Disability North, Shelter, Warm Zone and … Continue reading Newcastle North MP joins Citizens Advice Bureau for inaugural free advice day

Local MP speaks up for Newcastle Racecourse in the Commons

Tyneside MP, Catherine McKinnell, spoke out in the Commons today about the impact of the declining horseracing levy on Newcastle Racecourse, which is located within her Newcastle North constituency. Catherine was speaking during a ‘Backbench Business’ debate on the future of the levy. Catherine said: “The horseracing levy was introduced in the 1960s to provide … Continue reading Local MP speaks up for Newcastle Racecourse in the Commons

Shadow Solicitor General challenges Attorney General on handling of phone hacking investigation

Shadow Solicitor General and Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, challenged the Attorney General in the Commons today about the handling of the investigation into alleged phone hacking at the News of the World. Speaking during oral questions to the Attorney General, Catherine asked Dominic Grieve whether he was satisfied with the way in which the … Continue reading Shadow Solicitor General challenges Attorney General on handling of phone hacking investigation