Newcastle MP supports tackling HIV stigma and discrimination

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has given her support to tackling HIV stigma and discrimination at an event held in Parliament this week ahead of this year’s 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day on 1st December. The reception was jointly hosted by STOPAIDS, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV/AIDS – of which … Continue reading Newcastle MP supports tackling HIV stigma and discrimination

Brexit finally exists – now the people must decide if they really want it

This article by Catherine and her six North East Labour colleagues Phil Wilson, Bridget Phillipson, Paul Williams, Anna Turley, Julie Elliott and Alex Cunningham was originally published in the Northern Echo. We finally now know what Brexit actually is. After a referendum campaign of wild promises and untruths, and two-and-a-half years of indecision, Brexit is … Continue reading Brexit finally exists – now the people must decide if they really want it

MP Catherine backs ‘scrap 6 months’ campaign

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has joined forces with actors Jim Carter and Nichola McAuliffe to back the ‘scrap 6 months’ campaign that will enable more terminally ill people to access benefits more quickly and easily, regardless of the condition they have. Currently, someone is only considered terminally ill if there is a reasonable expectation … Continue reading MP Catherine backs ‘scrap 6 months’ campaign

We did not come into politics to make people poorer

This article by Catherine and her five North East Labour colleagues Phil Wilson, Bridget Phillipson, Paul Williams, Anna Turley and Julie Elliott has been published on LabourList and in the Northern Echo. Brexit is the greatest issue facing our country since the Second World War. The decision to Leave the EU also has major consequences … Continue reading We did not come into politics to make people poorer