Catherine elected chair of Parliament’s Petitions Committee

I was delighted to be elected as the new Chair of The House of Commons Petitions Committee this week: https://www.parliament.uk/petitions-committee   Since 2015 the Committee has helped millions of people engage directly with Parliament and Government and led to real change, like on brain tumour research funding. I’m looking forward to continuing that work and … Continue reading Catherine elected chair of Parliament’s Petitions Committee

Labour Leadership – Why I’m backing Jess Phillips and Ian Murray

Last month’s election was disastrous for the Labour Party. Whilst it is a huge honour to have been re-elected to represent Newcastle North, we face another four and a half years of a Conservative Government delivering the hardest of Brexits and Tory policies. We have let so many of our supporters and those that need … Continue reading Labour Leadership – Why I’m backing Jess Phillips and Ian Murray