MP Catherine commits to TUC ‘Dying to Work’ Charter

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has this week signed the TUC’s ‘Dying to Work’ charter, pledging her commitment to support and protect any of her employees who become terminally ill. Since its launch in April 2016, the TUC’s voluntary ‘Dying to Work Charter’ now protects over half a million employees with companies such as Legal … Continue reading MP Catherine commits to TUC ‘Dying to Work’ Charter

Newcastle MP and Dogs Trust join forces against puppy smuggling

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has lent her support to a campaign by the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, which highlights the plight of smuggled puppies imported to the country as part of the Christmas puppy trade. This week, Dogs Trust, which coined the famous slogan ‘A dog is Life, not just for Christmas’ – … Continue reading Newcastle MP and Dogs Trust join forces against puppy smuggling

Catherine hosts refugee exhibition in Parliament

Catholic charities have joined forces to launch an exhibition in Parliament showcasing the response of the Catholic community in England and Wales in welcoming refugees. CAFOD, Caritas Social Action Network and the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) have worked together to stage the exhibition, which opened yesterday at the Palace of Westminster by Newcastle North MP, … Continue reading Catherine hosts refugee exhibition in Parliament

Autumn Budget speech: Chancellor burying his head in the sand

Catherine spoke yesterday in Parliament in the debate which followed the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget – you can read a full copy of her speech below: Catherine McKinnell: Like any hon. Member ahead of a major Government event, I have been inundated with correspondence from people about what they did or did not want to see in … Continue reading Autumn Budget speech: Chancellor burying his head in the sand

Newcastle North MP supports calls for change in future of diabetes care

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North and member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Diabetes, is backing calls from the charity Diabetes UK for sustained funding to continue improving treatments and care for people affected by the condition. Diabetes UK carried out a consultation with 9,000 people of different ages, ethnicities and backgrounds from across … Continue reading Newcastle North MP supports calls for change in future of diabetes care