Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has recognised the vital contribution that North East farmers make to the economy, our countryside and food production by signing a pledge to Back British Farming at an event held recently in Parliament. Farming in the North East contributes £251million to the local economy and provides 9,788 jobs – … Continue reading Tyneside MP Backs British Farming in the North East
Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has today challenged the Government on its failure to provide business with the long-term confidence it needs to invest in the low carbon and renewable energy sector. Speaking during Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy questions in the Commons this morning, Catherine said: ‘The growth of new and renewable technologies … Continue reading Newcastle North MP challenges Government on Clean Growth Plan delay
Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has added her support to efforts to bring the innovative work of the charity Smart Works to Newcastle, at an event held recently in the City Library. Named Social Action Charity of the Year 2017, Smart Works provides high quality interview clothes, styling advice and interview training to women in need. … Continue reading Catherine backs bringing Smart Works to Newcastle
Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, will be voting against the Government’s EU (Withdrawal) Bill at Second Reading this evening. Speaking before the vote in the House of Commons, Catherine said: ‘Regardless of how people voted in last year’s referendum, there are now very serious concerns about existing rights and protections being watered down or weakened … Continue reading Vote on EU Withdrawal Bill
Catherine and her colleague, Phil Wilson MP, had this article published in the Journal today about the importance of a third runway at Heathrow for the North East. Click here to read the article in full.