Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has met up again with the charity Guide Dogs in Westminster, to hear the latest about their ongoing campaign on the challenges that people with sight loss face when walking the streets. The Tyneside MP visited a street scene set up by Guide Dogs in the Houses of Parliament, during … Continue reading Tyneside MP renews commitment to tackle street dangers
Catherine spoke in yesterday’s (25th June) debate on Heathrow expansion in the Commons, and you can read a full copy of her speech below. Catherine McKinnell: As co-chair of the All-Party Group on Regional Airports and the MP representing Newcastle International Airport, I know that there are very passionate and strongly held views on all … Continue reading Heathrow expansion speech
Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, attended an event in Parliament recently to hear more from the MS Society and people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) about the impact of the disability benefit, Personal Independence Payment (PIP), on their lives – and particularly the devastating consequences of PIP’s ‘20 metre rule’. This aspect of PIP means … Continue reading Newcastle MP supports MS Society’s call on disability benefit reform
Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has today reaffirmed her support for proposals to expand Heathrow Airport, ahead of a final vote on the issue expected in Parliament next week. The Labour MP, in whose constituency Newcastle International Airport is based, commented: ‘Delivering additional aviation capacity is one of the most pressing infrastructure issues we face … Continue reading Newcastle North MP will back Heathrow vote
Catherine McKinnell, Chair of the APPG on the East Coast Main Line, intervened during yesterday’s Opposition Day debate on rail policy. Catherine pressed the case for investment in the route’s ageing and unreliable infrastructure.