500 jobs to be created by Accord Healthcare in Fawdon

Accord Healthcare held the official opening of its Fawdon factory on 25th January, with business leaders and local politicians attending the state-of-the-art pharmaceutical facility.  The factory will employ up to 500 staff at peak, predominately from the local community. The 22-acre factory, closed by Sanofi in 2015, was formally              … Continue reading 500 jobs to be created by Accord Healthcare in Fawdon

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