“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

CATHERINE STEPS UP SUPPORT FOR FOOD ON PLATE CAMPAIGN  

Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell has joined a cross party group of MPs calling on the Prime Minister to take urgent action on food waste.    Two million tonnes of fresh, unsold food is wasted in the UK every year. Funding to help farmers and food producers get this food to frontline charities has now … Continue reading CATHERINE STEPS UP SUPPORT FOR FOOD ON PLATE CAMPAIGN