NEWCASTLE NORTH MP DEVASTATED BY PROPOSAL TO END 63 YEARS OF CHOCOLATE MANUFACTURING

Catherine has responded to news that Nestle is consulting on the closure of its factory in Fawdon by the end of 2023, putting 475 local jobs at risk, calling the announcement ‘absolutely devastating’. The factory was opened in 1958 by then owners Rowntree and currently produces some of the country’s most well-known confectionary products such … Continue reading NEWCASTLE NORTH MP DEVASTATED BY PROPOSAL TO END 63 YEARS OF CHOCOLATE MANUFACTURING

NEWCASTLE NORTH MP JOINS THE FA TO DISCUSS ONLINE HATE AND FOOTBALL’S SOCIAL MEDIA BOYCOTT

Catherine has joined the Football Association (FA) to discuss online hate and abuse and their social media boycott in response to the ongoing concerns. As Chair of the Petition Committee in Parliament and Co-Chair of the All-Party Group Against Antisemitism, Catherine has been highlighting the growing public concern that too many people are getting away … Continue reading NEWCASTLE NORTH MP JOINS THE FA TO DISCUSS ONLINE HATE AND FOOTBALL’S SOCIAL MEDIA BOYCOTT

CATHERINE CELEBRATES NORTH FAWDON PRIMARY’S THE SMALLEST THINGS PREM AWARE STATUS

Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell was delighted to visit North Fawdon Primary School this week to celebrate them becoming the first North East school to achieve Prem Aware status from the charity The Smallest Things. Research from The Smallest Things highlights that in the average classroom two to three children will have been born prematurely … Continue reading CATHERINE CELEBRATES NORTH FAWDON PRIMARY’S THE SMALLEST THINGS PREM AWARE STATUS

Catherine Welcomes Subpostmasters Ruling

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has today – 23 April 2021 – welcomed the Court of Appeal judgement clearing the names of 39 wrongly accused former subpostmasters. Last year Catherine supported an Early Day Motion calling for a full inquiry into this matter and has welcomed today’s judgement as a victory for those impacted … Continue reading Catherine Welcomes Subpostmasters Ruling

CATHERINE LEADS DEBATE ON BLACK MATERNAL HEALTHCARE AND MORTALITY

Catherine McKinnell, Chair of the influential House of Commons Petitions Committee has led a debate in Parliament on black maternal healthcare and mortality. The debate was triggered following a petition started by campaigners Tinuke Awe and Clo Abe and signed by over 187,000 petitioners. The petition highlights that statistically in 21st-century Britain, the colour of a … Continue reading CATHERINE LEADS DEBATE ON BLACK MATERNAL HEALTHCARE AND MORTALITY