MP Catherine demands better access to NHS services for BSL users

Catherine McKinnell MP has today demanded better access to healthcare services, treatment and information for users of British Sign Language (BSL). Speaking during a Parliamentary debate she secured on ‘access to NHS Services for BSL users’, the Newcastle North MP shared the wide range of concerns that have been raised with her by constituents and … Continue reading MP Catherine demands better access to NHS services for BSL users

BSL users must be able to access the healthcare they need

This article was originally published on PoliticsHome, ahead of a Westminster Hall debate Catherine secured on ‘Access to NHS services for BSL users’. Shortly before the 2015 General Election I attended a hustings for Newcastle’s deaf community organised by the charity, Deaflink North East. This followed a previous discussion hosted by another local organisation, Becoming … Continue reading BSL users must be able to access the healthcare they need

National Lottery funded Sports Centre praised by Newcastle MP

Local community project, Kenton Park Sports Centre, has been praised by Catherine McKinnell MP for the great work it does with residents in Kenton. The Newcastle North MP described the sports centre’s work as “fantastic” when she visited the venue to meet local gym enthusiasts and staff. Her visit began with a tour of the … Continue reading National Lottery funded Sports Centre praised by Newcastle MP

Making HS2 work for East Coast communities

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on the East Coast Main Line, chaired by Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell, held a discussion on ‘making HS2 work for East Coast communities’ on 30th April 2019. Representatives from HS2 Ltd, Transport for the North, the Northern Powerhouse Partnership and North East Chamber of Commerce spoke at the meeting. You … Continue reading Making HS2 work for East Coast communities

Stop stereotyping the north as Brexitland

This article by Catherine and her Labour colleagues Mary Creagh, Phil Wilson and Anna Turley was originally published in the Northern Echo and the Yorkshire Post. “THERE is no such thing as public opinion,” said Winston Churchill. “There is only published opinion.” If you are an MP in the North of England, as we are, … Continue reading Stop stereotyping the north as Brexitland