Children with life-limiting conditions debate

Catherine spoke in a Westminster Hall debate today, on ‘Support for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families’, in her capacity as a co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Children Who Need Palliative Care. You can read a full transcript of her speech below, and that of the full debate here. … Continue reading Children with life-limiting conditions debate

Tackling the loyalty penalty

Many people are punished for their loyalty to a firm. By sticking with a provider of services like home insurance, broadband or energy for the long haul, existing customers can face a higher bill compared to new ones. And this so-called loyalty penalty often affects vulnerable people the most. As well as representing my constituents, … Continue reading Tackling the loyalty penalty

Newcastle MP warns East Coast benefits will be lost

Newcastle North MP and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the East Coast Main Line, Catherine McKinnell, has today warned that any benefits of recent investment in the East Coast Main Line will be lost if more is not done now to deal with current problems of reliability, capacity and quality on the railway … Continue reading Newcastle MP warns East Coast benefits will be lost

MP Catherine responds to online abuse of disabled people final report

Following the publication of the final report ‘Online abuse and the experience of disabled people’ by the House of Commons’ Petitions Committee, Newcastle North MP and Petitions Committee member, Catherine McKinnell, commented: ‘It’s clear from our inquiry – and the consultation we’ve undertaken across the country, including in Newcastle – that disabled people are being … Continue reading MP Catherine responds to online abuse of disabled people final report