NEWCASTLE NORTH MP PRESENTS CALL FOR A DEDICATED HOSPITALITY MINISTER IN PARLIAMENT

Catherine McKinnell, Member of Parliament for Newcastle North and Chair of the influential House of Commons Petitions Committee has led a debate in Parliament calling for the creation of a dedicated Minister for Hospitality. The debate was called in response to an online petition started by Claire Bosi, editor of ‘Chef and Restaurant’ Magazine, and … Continue reading NEWCASTLE NORTH MP PRESENTS CALL FOR A DEDICATED HOSPITALITY MINISTER IN PARLIAMENT

QUESTION TIME FOR PRIME MINISTER AT LIAISON COMMITTEE

As Chair of the House of Commons Petitions Committee, Catherine sits alongside other Select Committee chairs as a member of the Liaison Committee which is afforded the opportunity to scrutinise the Prime Minister three times a year. In his most recent appearance Catherine grilled the Prime Minister on a range of topics on behalf of … Continue reading QUESTION TIME FOR PRIME MINISTER AT LIAISON COMMITTEE

Statement on New National Lockdown

Parliament was recalled today for a vote on the Government’s new lockdown measures and a statement on education. I put myself forward to speak in the proceedings but unfortunately did not get selected, therefore I wanted to update constituents on what is happening. The situation is clearly incredibly serious. Covid-19 is spreading rapidly across the … Continue reading Statement on New National Lockdown