MP Catherine challenges Prime Minister on Carillion apprentices

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has today challenged the Prime Minister on the future of almost 1,500 apprentices employed by Carillion, which went into liquidation this week. Catherine has previously visited Carillion’s Gateshead training site, in her capacity as co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Apprenticeships, meeting with several local construction skills apprentices … Continue reading MP Catherine challenges Prime Minister on Carillion apprentices

Newcastle North MP signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

Catherine McKinnell MP has this week reaffirmed her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day by signing the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment which honours those who were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people on this issue. The Newcastle North MP has also … Continue reading Newcastle North MP signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

E-petition debate on childcare vouchers

As a member of the Petitions Committee, Catherine led a debate in Westminster Hall yesterday on the Government’s decision to close the childcare voucher scheme to all new entrants from April 2018, making the Tax Free Childcare scheme the only option available to families entering the system from that date. You can read Catherine’s speech … Continue reading E-petition debate on childcare vouchers

Catherine backs Asda & Drinkaware partnership in Gosforth

Asda Gosforth and Drinkaware, the UK’s leading alcohol education charity, worked together on Friday 12th January to provide free information and advice on alcohol to the local community.   The event, which took place at the store, gave customers the opportunity to access friendly advice and ask questions. Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, also attended the event in a show of support … Continue reading Catherine backs Asda & Drinkaware partnership in Gosforth

Debate on the Trade Bill

The Government’s Trade Bill received its second reading in the Commons yesterday. You can read a copy of the speech Catherine made during the debate about this legislation below.  Catherine McKinnell: As I and other hon. Members from the region highlighted during yesterday’s debate on the customs Bill, the North East continues to have a … Continue reading Debate on the Trade Bill