No one should be turned away because of their assistance dog

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has reaffirmed her support for a longstanding campaign to tackle discrimination against assistance dog owners at a recent event in Parliament organised by the charity, Guide Dogs. Last week, more than a hundred guide dog owners from across the country converged on Westminster Hall to share their experiences of … Continue reading No one should be turned away because of their assistance dog

Catherine urges NHS England to meet children’s hospice promise

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has marked Children’s Hospice Week by calling on NHS England to keep its promise to the protect the Children’s Hospice Grant – and go further by increasing it to £25million per year – by tabling this Early Day Motion in Parliament. Catherine – who is the co-chair of the All-Party … Continue reading Catherine urges NHS England to meet children’s hospice promise

MPs call on Theresa May to leave ‘parting gift’ for children’s services

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, is one of sixty-five MPs and councillors – representing areas that have faced some of the deepest cuts to local government funding in the country – that have signed a letter to the Prime Minister, calling for urgent investment in young people. The letter – which was hand-delivered to Downing … Continue reading MPs call on Theresa May to leave ‘parting gift’ for children’s services

The North-South divide holds the whole country back – we must end it at last

The Treasury Select Committee – of which Catherine is a member – launched an inquiry into regional imbalances in the UK economy on 14th June. This article about the inquiry was first published in The Journal and Chronicle. Since first being elected as the MP for Newcastle North back in 2010, I’ve focused on getting … Continue reading The North-South divide holds the whole country back – we must end it at last