MP Catherine responds to online abuse inquiry findings

Commenting on today’s publication of the report by Parliament’s Petitions Committee, ‘Online abuse and the experience of disabled people’, Committee member and Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, said: ‘It’s clear from some of the appalling evidence the Committee received that the Government – and social media companies – must do much more both to support disabled … Continue reading MP Catherine responds to online abuse inquiry findings

Newcastle North MP opens up website to deaf constituents

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has today launched a new section on her website to support deaf constituents who use British Sign Language (BSL), with the support of local charity Deaflink. In what may be the first use of British Sign Language on any MP’s website, the new page includes a subtitled video of a person using BSL … Continue reading Newcastle North MP opens up website to deaf constituents

Response to PM’s announcement on East Coast investment 

Commenting on today’s announcement on East Coast Main Line improvements by the Prime Minister, Newcastle North MP, and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the East Coast Main Line, Catherine McKinnell said:

 ‘Whilst I welcome that this funding re-announcement seeks to address some of the line’s immediate requirements, it fails to scratch the surface … Continue reading Response to PM’s announcement on East Coast investment