Catherine McKinnell MP calls on the Government to fund free school meals throughout the holiday

MP for Newcastle North, Catherine McKinnell, has today called on the government to extend free school meals in the school holidays, including the upcoming October half term and Christmas, as part of a wider campaign supported by Marcus Rashford and Labour to ensure that no child goes hungry during the coronavirus pandemic. A parliamentary petition by Marcus … Continue reading Catherine McKinnell MP calls on the Government to fund free school meals throughout the holiday

Failing Test and Trace system left thousands of North East Covid-19 contacts untraced

New analysis by the Labour Party has revealed that the Government’s disastrous Test & Trace system has failed to trace, in the last week alone, almost 10,000 close contacts of people in the North East who tested positive for Covid-19. The analysis, verified by the House of Commons Library, reveals a deeply flawed contact tracing … Continue reading Failing Test and Trace system left thousands of North East Covid-19 contacts untraced

Pregnant women and birth partners

Pregnancy and childbirth can be some of the most challenging times of a woman’s life, with potential long-term implications for both physical and mental health, and are not something that should be experienced without the close support of a partner, family member or friend. Restrictions in place during the pandemic have left many pregnant women … Continue reading Pregnant women and birth partners

Letter to the Prime Minister – Birth Partners (Accessible)

Dear Prime Minister, Ongoing restrictions on birth partners’ access to scans and births Thank you for your response to my question on birth partners in the House on Monday. I appreciate the work everyone in the NHS is doing to continue delivering services during a very challenging time, and the effort that is going in … Continue reading Letter to the Prime Minister – Birth Partners (Accessible)