Letter to the Chancellor on funding for breast cancer

Normally on #WearItPink Day we dress up in bright pink outfits to highlight as best we can that every year 11,500 women lose their lives to breast cancer. Covid-19 has put huge pressure on screening services and we can’t afford to delay. Today on #WearItPink day I’m wearing pink and have written to the Government … Continue reading Letter to the Chancellor on funding for breast cancer

Catherine McKinnell MP calls on the Government to fund free school meals throughout the holiday

MP for Newcastle North, Catherine McKinnell, has today called on the government to extend free school meals in the school holidays, including the upcoming October half term and Christmas, as part of a wider campaign supported by Marcus Rashford and Labour to ensure that no child goes hungry during the coronavirus pandemic. A parliamentary petition by Marcus … Continue reading Catherine McKinnell MP calls on the Government to fund free school meals throughout the holiday

Failing Test and Trace system left thousands of North East Covid-19 contacts untraced

New analysis by the Labour Party has revealed that the Government’s disastrous Test & Trace system has failed to trace, in the last week alone, almost 10,000 close contacts of people in the North East who tested positive for Covid-19. The analysis, verified by the House of Commons Library, reveals a deeply flawed contact tracing … Continue reading Failing Test and Trace system left thousands of North East Covid-19 contacts untraced