Brexit Must Not Feed Exploitation

This article was originally published on the Huffington Post website. Fairtrade Fortnight (27 February – 12 March) is a time to show solidarity with those around the world who grow some of the food and drink we consume every day. Just as Britain’s farmers should be properly paid for their goods and hard work, most … Continue reading Brexit Must Not Feed Exploitation

Frying Pans at the Ready!

For weeks the MP for Newcastle North has been whisking up a storm. For Catherine McKinnell MP, the pressure is on as she fine-tunes her pancake-flipping moves with the MPs’ team hoping to make it two-in-a-row in this year’s Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race in Westminster. The annual clash between MPs, Lords and media, takes place … Continue reading Frying Pans at the Ready!

Newcastle North MP shows her support for the 49,000

Catherine McKinnell MP has renewed her commitment to the charity Together for Short Lives’ campaign for better support for children and young people who need palliative care and their families, at a recent event in Parliament. The charity, which speaks out for the 49,000 children and young people in the UK who are expected to … Continue reading Newcastle North MP shows her support for the 49,000

Catherine steps up a gear at Orange Bus

MP for Newcastle North, Catherine McKinnell, visited Orange Bus on Friday 10th February to learn more about training and apprentices at the Newcastle-based digital strategy company. Catherine’s visit took place as part of her ongoing Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) Fellowship exploring the opportunities and challenges facing local employers. Since its launch in 2006, Orange … Continue reading Catherine steps up a gear at Orange Bus

Catherine seeks to amend Article 50 Bill

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, yesterday sought to amend the Government’s Article 50 legislation to require Ministers to properly consult the English regions, including the North East, throughout the Brexit negotiation process. Speaking to her amendment in the Commons on Wednesday evening, Catherine said: ‘We are getting ever closer to the Prime Minister’s self-imposed 31st … Continue reading Catherine seeks to amend Article 50 Bill