BUSINESSES CAN’T KEEP SHOULDERING EXTRA BURDENS WITHOUT MORE SUPPORT WARNS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP

Member of Parliament for Newcastle North, Catherine McKinnell, has warned that small businesses can’t keep shouldering extra burdens without further Government support. Speaking during a debate called by the Labour Party on Reducing Costs for Businesses, Catherine highlighted her visits during Small Businesses Saturday. Catherine highlighted concerns that small businesses had raised with her, outlining … Continue reading BUSINESSES CAN’T KEEP SHOULDERING EXTRA BURDENS WITHOUT MORE SUPPORT WARNS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP

‘IT IS UTTERLY OBSCENE’ NEWCASTLE NORTH MP SLAMS LATEST DOWNING STREET PARTY REVELATIONS

Catherine has slammed the Government over the latest alleged covid-breaching party revelations. The Newcastle North MP spoke in Parliament following reports of a further alleged Downing Street garden party, reportedly held on 20 May 2020, with 100 guests invited to a ‘Bring Your Own Booze’ party during lockdown. At the same time as Downing Street … Continue reading ‘IT IS UTTERLY OBSCENE’ NEWCASTLE NORTH MP SLAMS LATEST DOWNING STREET PARTY REVELATIONS

NEWCASTLE NORTH MP CALLS FOR SPECIFIC TARGETED SUPPORT FOR NEWCASTLE’S HOSPITALITY AND NIGHT-TIME ECONOMY

Catherine  has called for the Government to provide specific and targeted support for Newcastle’s hospitality and night-time economy. Speaking in the House of Commons, Catherine highlighted that hospitality and the night-time economy were “absolutely core to our city’s appeal” but that the sector has “accrued massive debt” and “during this period, they are struggling with … Continue reading NEWCASTLE NORTH MP CALLS FOR SPECIFIC TARGETED SUPPORT FOR NEWCASTLE’S HOSPITALITY AND NIGHT-TIME ECONOMY

NEWCASTLE NORTH MP WELCOMES PREGNANCY VACCINE PRIORITISATION

Catherine McKinnell, Member of Parliament for Newcastle North, has welcomed the decision from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to classify pregnant women within vaccine priority group 6, which brings the priority in line with adults under 65 with a long-term health condition. Catherine has campaigned, alongside pregnancy campaign groups and maternal health experts, … Continue reading NEWCASTLE NORTH MP WELCOMES PREGNANCY VACCINE PRIORITISATION

GOVERNMENT MUST GET A GRIP ON COST OF LIVING CRISIS

Commenting on today’s news (Wednesday 15 December) that inflation has surged to 5.1% in the 12 months to November – the highest level since September 2011 and more than double the 2% target – Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell has called on the Government to get a grip of the surging cost of living. Catherine … Continue reading GOVERNMENT MUST GET A GRIP ON COST OF LIVING CRISIS