MP Catherine calls on Government to finally ban wild animals in circuses

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has joined forces with the RSPCA in Parliament to continue to campaign for ban on the use of wild animals circuses. Repeated studies have shown that circus life is likely to have a significantly harmful impact on the welfare of many types of animals, making circuses a wholly unsuitable … Continue reading MP Catherine calls on Government to finally ban wild animals in circuses

Customs Union membership critical for North East jobs

Catherine spoke in today’s backbench business debate on the Customs Union in the Commons,  highlighting the importance of remaining in the Customs Union for North East businesses and jobs. Her speech can be read below. Catherine McKinnell: I agree with much of what has been said today, but I want to talk specifically about my own … Continue reading Customs Union membership critical for North East jobs

Catherine demands respite from Government cuts to local services

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, yesterday urged the Chancellor of the Exchequer to finally give her constituents some respite from the impact of cuts to local services, after eight years of Conservative-led Government. Questioning Philip Hammond during his appearance before the Treasury Select Committee in Parliament yesterday, Catherine highlighted that, by 2020, Newcastle City Council … Continue reading Catherine demands respite from Government cuts to local services

Newcastle North MP backs Diabetes UK food labelling campaign

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has added her backing to leading charity Diabetes UK’s Food Upfront campaign, which calls for the public to be given clear nutritional information in restaurants, cafés and takeaways, as well as on the front of all pre-packaged food and drinks. Catherine made the pledge at an event she recently hosted … Continue reading Newcastle North MP backs Diabetes UK food labelling campaign

MP Catherine explores skills at DXC Technology

MP for Newcastle North, Catherine McKinnell, visited local firm and global IT services company DXC Technology, an enterprise services business, on Friday 20 April to learn more about their operations, training and apprenticeship programme. Catherine’s visit took place as part of her Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) Fellowship – an educational programme which enables MPs, … Continue reading MP Catherine explores skills at DXC Technology