Catherine calls for action on online hate and extremism

Catherine McKinnell MP has called for a strong Online Harms Bill to hold social media companies to account for tackling online hate and extremism on their platforms.  In its long-awaited Online Harms Bill, the Government intends to establish a new ‘duty of care’ toward web users, overseen by an independent regulator and backed up by … Continue reading Catherine calls for action on online hate and extremism

NEWCASTLE NORTH MP, CATHERINE MCKINNELL PRESSES GOVERNMENT TO BOOST SUPPORT FOR STRUGGLING HOUSEHOLDS BY £20 PER WEEK

Alongside many of her constituents, Catherine welcomed the £20 per week increase that was applied to Universal Credit earlier this year. This additional money has been a lifeline to many people in Newcastle North and across the country. The Covid-19 pandemic has been incredibly difficult, and brought new challenges.  People who still receive old style support … Continue reading NEWCASTLE NORTH MP, CATHERINE MCKINNELL PRESSES GOVERNMENT TO BOOST SUPPORT FOR STRUGGLING HOUSEHOLDS BY £20 PER WEEK

Catherine McKinnell MP calls on Government to protect sports for all

Responding to a Government statement today (19 November) on a winter survival package to help spectator sports in England, the Newcastle North MP called on the Government to also protect community leisure facilities so that sports activities remain accessible to everyone. Catherine highlighted the risks faced by facilities such as West Denton swimming pool which … Continue reading Catherine McKinnell MP calls on Government to protect sports for all

Catherine backs plea to maintain UnionLearn funding

Catherine has spoken in a Westminster Hall debate to argue against a Government decision to cut funding from March 2021 for the Union Learning Fund. The fund, which was set up in 1998 by the then Labour Government, was designed to support the objective of creating a ‘learning society’. It enables trade unions and their … Continue reading Catherine backs plea to maintain UnionLearn funding