UNITING WITH CANCER RESEARCH UK AT 20th ANNIVERSARY EVENT

Catherine joined Cancer Research UK in celebrating their 20th anniversary at an event in Parliament on 29th March. Catherine met with campaigners and researchers working on the latest breakthroughs and helping to deliver change in their communities. 2022 is a special year for Cancer Research UK, as it marks 20 years since the charity was formed. … Continue reading UNITING WITH CANCER RESEARCH UK AT 20th ANNIVERSARY EVENT

CHILD POVERTY NUMBERS “AREN’T GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION”

Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell has challenged the Government on their lack of action to tackle child poverty, pointing out that child poverty is not mentioned once in the Levelling Up White Paper. During the Liaison Committee hearing, Catherine highlighted that “75% of children living in poverty across the UK are in working households”, and … Continue reading CHILD POVERTY NUMBERS “AREN’T GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION”

Risk of ‘destitution’ for families without action on cost of living

Catherine McKinnell, Member of Parliament for Newcastle North, has warned that families in the North East face destitution without action from the Government to tackle the cost of living crisis. Families are already struggling with the prices of food, energy, and petrol spiralling, and this is set to get worse in April as prices rise … Continue reading Risk of ‘destitution’ for families without action on cost of living

CATHERINE LEADS CALLS IN PARLIAMENT FOR GREATER SUPPORT OF UKRAINIAN REFUGEES

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, led a debate calling on the Government to provide greater and swifter support to those fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Catherine led the debate as Chair of the Petitions Committee, after nearly a quarter of a million petitioners called on the Government to do more to support Ukrainian refugees. … Continue reading CATHERINE LEADS CALLS IN PARLIAMENT FOR GREATER SUPPORT OF UKRAINIAN REFUGEES