Stop stereotyping the north as Brexitland

This article by Catherine and her Labour colleagues Mary Creagh, Phil Wilson and Anna Turley was originally published in the Northern Echo and the Yorkshire Post. “THERE is no such thing as public opinion,” said Winston Churchill. “There is only published opinion.” If you are an MP in the North of England, as we are, … Continue reading Stop stereotyping the north as Brexitland

Newcastle North MP challenges Chancellor on local council funding

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has again challenged the Chancellor of the Exchequer about the impact of almost a decade of cuts to local authority funding, ahead of the forthcoming Spending Review. Questioning Philip Hammond during his appearance before the Treasury Select Committee today, Catherine highlighted the huge blackhole identified by the Local Government Association … Continue reading Newcastle North MP challenges Chancellor on local council funding