CATHERINE JOINS CALLS TO FUND COUNSELLING SUPPORT IN SCHOOL

Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell has called on the Government to fund school-based mental health provision during a debate in Parliament. Catherine spoke of her support for counselling in schools during a debate called by her constituency neighbour, Rt Hon Nick Brown MP. She highlighted statistics that suggest girls face a much steeper increase in … Continue reading CATHERINE JOINS CALLS TO FUND COUNSELLING SUPPORT IN SCHOOL

“TACKLE CHILD POVERTY TO GIVE EVERY CHILD THE BEST START IN LIFE”

Catherine McKinnell, Member of Parliament for Newcastle North, has called on the Government to take action to give every child the best start in life in a Parliamentary debate she helped secure. In her speech Catherine highlighted that “so many important life outcomes – from health to wealth and wellbeing – have their origins in … Continue reading “TACKLE CHILD POVERTY TO GIVE EVERY CHILD THE BEST START IN LIFE”

“LEAD, NOT LAG, IN THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE” URGES CATHERINE

Catherine has urged the Government to lead the fight against climate change during a debate on charging for carbon emissions. The timely Westminster Hall debate, coming in the opening week of COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, follows a petition signed by 108,802 people. It calls on the Government to introduce a transparent charge on carbon, … Continue reading “LEAD, NOT LAG, IN THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE” URGES CATHERINE

LACKING ACTION AND LACKING AMBITION – CATHERINE RESPONDS TO BUDGET.

Catherine McKinnell MP has responded to the Chancellor’s budget, highlighting that it is a missed opportunity to address the cost-of-living crisis and lacks ambition on tackling the climate crisis. Catherine’s comments on the successful Outer West Leisure Levelling Up Fund bid can be found here.  Commenting on the wider Budget, Catherine stated: “People are already … Continue reading LACKING ACTION AND LACKING AMBITION – CATHERINE RESPONDS TO BUDGET.

DELIGHT AS OUTER WEST LEISURE CENTRE GETS THE GO AHEAD

Catherine has expressed her delight at today’s announcement that her campaign for a new, state of the art Leisure Centre in the Outer West of Newcastle has been successful. The new £22 million Outer West Leisure Centre will include a swimming pool, sports hall, and gym, as well as a café, library, and community space. … Continue reading DELIGHT AS OUTER WEST LEISURE CENTRE GETS THE GO AHEAD