Newcastle North MP and Chair of the All-Party Group for the East Coast Main Line, Catherine McKinnell, today called on the Government to produce the long awaited Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands. Responding to a Statement in the House of Commons on the Future of Britain’s Railways, Catherine highlighted the importance of … Continue reading CATHERINE CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENT TO COMMIT TO INVESTING IN THE EAST COAST MAIN LINE
Catherine McKinnell MP today (Thursday 20 May) challenged the Government to produce a comprehensive strategy to tackle child poverty, after research from the End Child Poverty Coalition highlighted that, in the 5 years before the pandemic, child poverty increased by more in North East local authorities than in any other region. On Wednesday, Catherine met … Continue reading YOU CAN’T ‘LEVEL UP’ WITHOUT A STRATEGY TO ADDRESS CHILD POVERTY WARNS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP.
Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell has challenged the Government over their lack of support for leisure facilities as we come out of lockdown. During her speech in the Queen’s Speech debate, Catherine highlighted that many leisure facilities are not reopening after lockdown. This follows reports from the BBC last week that a third of council-run … Continue reading CATHERINE CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO INVEST IN HEALTH AND WELLBEING AND SUPPORT WEST DENTON POOL
During today’s debate on the Queen’s Speech, Catherine McKinnell has criticised the Government’s planning reforms which “do not have people at their heart”. Catherine highlighted that residents already feel their rights come second to those of developers and that the Government’s proposals will see residents further removed from the process, reducing local input and giving … Continue reading NEWCASTLE NORTH MP CALLS FOR A RETHINK ON GOVERNMENT’S PLANNING REFORMS
Catherine McKinnell MP today – 18th May – challenged Ministers during Justice Questions on proposals to introduce photographic ID for elections. The Government recently announced proposals to introduce a requirement for photographic ID to vote in elections. Government research shows that 6% of people in the North East do not have up to date photo … Continue reading VOTING REFORMS RISK UNDERMINING INTEGRITY OF ELECTIONS, SAYS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP