Newcastle North MP supports calls for change in future of diabetes care

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North and member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Diabetes, is backing calls from the charity Diabetes UK for sustained funding to continue improving treatments and care for people affected by the condition. Diabetes UK carried out a consultation with 9,000 people of different ages, ethnicities and backgrounds from across … Continue reading Newcastle North MP supports calls for change in future of diabetes care

Mental health education in schools

Catherine led a debate in Parliament yesterday on mental health education in schools as a member of the Petitions Committee, after this e-petition secured over 100,000 signatures. You can read a full transcript of Catherine’s speech below, and the full debate here.  It is also possible to watch the debate here. Catherine McKinnell: I beg to move, … Continue reading Mental health education in schools

Brexit impact assessments debate

Catherine spoke in yesterday’s Opposition Day debate about the Government’s impact assessments of the potential effect of leaving the EU on different sectors of the UK’s economy. You can read a full copy of her speech – cut short due to time restrictions – below, and a full transcript of the debate is available here.  … Continue reading Brexit impact assessments debate

Catherine visits Caterpillar Peterlee

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North and member of the Treasury Select Committee, visited Caterpillar Articulated Trucks in Peterlee on Thursday 19th October as part of her Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) Fellowship exploring forthcoming opportunities and challenges facing local employers. Caterpillar Peterlee in County Durham was established in the 1970s and the facility has … Continue reading Catherine visits Caterpillar Peterlee

Newcastle MP demands shambolic Universal Credit roll-out is paused  

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has today made an impassioned plea to the Government to pause the roll-out of Universal Credit across the country, until the lessons from the ‘shambles’ of the new benefit’s pilot in Newcastle have been learned. Speaking during an Opposition Day debate in the Commons this afternoon, Catherine outlined the serious … Continue reading Newcastle MP demands shambolic Universal Credit roll-out is paused