Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has called on the Government to support Newcastle’s cultural and entertainment scene before it is irreversible devastated. She was speaking in a debate in the House of Commons on support for businesses, following over half a million people signing petitions calling for extra assistance for industries including events, performing … Continue reading ‘Step up before our entertainment scene is devastated’, Catherine warns Government
Today I was proud to lead a debate in Parliament on recognising and rewarding NHS and social care workers for their dedication and bravery during this pandemic. Every week for ten weeks we came together especially as a country, on a Thursday evening at 8pm, to recognise and clap for our carers. But as so … Continue reading Recognising and rewarding NHS and social care workers
The Coronavirus crisis has been a difficult and demanding time for so many but it has also shown the very best of our community. Whether it’s our health and care workers and support staff on the front line in the NHS and social care, essential workers keeping services running, community organisations like the West End … Continue reading Who are your Community Champions?
The Petitions Committee, which Catherine chairs, has today written to Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP, Secretary of State for Justice to call on the Government to make pet theft a specific offence. Catherine and the other Committee members are calling on the Government to ensure the value of pets is fully recognised in the … Continue reading Call to make pet theft a specific offence
Newcastle North MP is concerned children and young people have not been a Government priority Catherine has urged the Prime Minister to provide practical support for schools to safely bring more children back by expanding classroom space and teaching staff She also calls for online learning support and a package of catch-up funding for disadvantaged … Continue reading Show leadership to ensure our children do not bear the brunt of this crisis, Catherine McKinnell tells PM