Newcastle North’s Community Champions

Over the summer my team and I launched the Newcastle North Community Champions campaign because we were overwhelmed by all of the stories we heard of people going above and beyond during this crisis.  The Coronavirus crisis has been a difficult and demanding time for so many, but it has also shown the very best of our community.  From our health and care … Continue reading Newcastle North’s Community Champions

Statement on New National Lockdown

Parliament was recalled today for a vote on the Government’s new lockdown measures and a statement on education. I put myself forward to speak in the proceedings but unfortunately did not get selected, therefore I wanted to update constituents on what is happening. The situation is clearly incredibly serious. Covid-19 is spreading rapidly across the … Continue reading Statement on New National Lockdown

CATHERINE WELCOMES DECISION TO EXCLUDE BABY AND TODDLER GROUPS FROM GATHERING LIMITS IN ALL COVID TIERS

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North and Chair of the House of Commons Petitions Committee, has welcomed the news that the Government has updated Covid-19 guidance to exempt baby and toddler groups from gatherings limits in all tiers. The change follows a landmark report from the Petitions Committee which looked at the effect of the … Continue reading CATHERINE WELCOMES DECISION TO EXCLUDE BABY AND TODDLER GROUPS FROM GATHERING LIMITS IN ALL COVID TIERS

Letter on Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Following Catherine’s debate in Parliament last week making the case for an international fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace, she has written to Minister James Cleverly. The UK has a chance to seize this crucial opportunity to support multilateral efforts to advance peace in the Middle East. Text of letter: Rt Hon James Cleverly MP Minister of … Continue reading Letter on Israeli-Palestinian Peace