‘Step up before our entertainment scene is devastated’, Catherine warns Government

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has called on the Government to support Newcastle’s cultural and entertainment scene before it is irreversible devastated. She was speaking in a debate in the House of Commons on support for businesses, following over half a million people signing petitions calling for extra assistance for industries including events, performing … Continue reading ‘Step up before our entertainment scene is devastated’, Catherine warns Government

Newcastle MP to question Minister on support for new mums during Coronavirus

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, is to lead a parliamentary committee session on Thursday 11th June, questioning the Government about support for new parents during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Petitions Committee, which Catherine chairs, is conducting an inquiry after over 220,000 people signed a petition calling for maternity leave to be extended for three … Continue reading Newcastle MP to question Minister on support for new mums during Coronavirus

Holiday hunger

Hunger doesn’t follow the school calendar and the Government’s decision to scale back free school meals support over the summer holidays will be devastating for many families. I’m pleased to support this cross party call led by South Shields MP, Emma Lewell-Buck. PDF version available here

PM urged to ‘Protect our care homes’

Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell has called on the Prime Minister to urgently deliver Personal Protection Equipment to care homes in Newcastle. Ms McKinnell has also called for care workers to be included in the UK’s testing regime. Last Wednesday at Prime Minister’s Questions, Boris Johnson promised that all care workers would have their PPE … Continue reading PM urged to ‘Protect our care homes’