MPs call on Theresa May to leave ‘parting gift’ for children’s services

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, is one of sixty-five MPs and councillors – representing areas that have faced some of the deepest cuts to local government funding in the country – that have signed a letter to the Prime Minister, calling for urgent investment in young people. The letter – which was hand-delivered to Downing … Continue reading MPs call on Theresa May to leave ‘parting gift’ for children’s services

The North-South divide holds the whole country back – we must end it at last

The Treasury Select Committee – of which Catherine is a member – launched an inquiry into regional imbalances in the UK economy on 14th June. This article about the inquiry was first published in The Journal and Chronicle. Since first being elected as the MP for Newcastle North back in 2010, I’ve focused on getting … Continue reading The North-South divide holds the whole country back – we must end it at last

Catherine takes Batten Disease campaign to Health Secretary

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, met yesterday evening with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, to press him to ensure that an innovative treatment for CLN2 Batten Disease can be made available to patients on the NHS. She was joined at the meeting by her Throckley constituents, the Rich family, … Continue reading Catherine takes Batten Disease campaign to Health Secretary

When the Levy breaks

Catherine recently had this article published on Comment Central in her capacity as co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships. It’s now two years since the Apprenticeship Levy – the Government’s flagship policy for boosting the number of apprenticeships being created and delivered – came into force. Launched with the aims of creating long-term … Continue reading When the Levy breaks