CATHERINE TAKES BID FOR A NEW LEISURE CENTRE IN NEWCASTLE’S OUTER WEST TO THE PRIME MINISTER

Following England’s win over Germany in the Euros at Wembley last night, Catherine McKinnell MP challenged the Prime Minister to ensure everyone has the chance to “live a healthy life and possibly even play or swim for their country one day” at today’s Prime Minister’s Questions. The Newcastle North MP highlighted that “at least 400 … Continue reading CATHERINE TAKES BID FOR A NEW LEISURE CENTRE IN NEWCASTLE’S OUTER WEST TO THE PRIME MINISTER

CATHERINE URGES GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT NEWCASTLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Catherine has called on the Government to bring forward its long-delayed Aviation Recovery Plan to support Newcastle International Airport, as Government restrictions on international travel look set to continue. Based in her constituency, Newcastle International Airport is a major driver of the regional economy, connecting Newcastle and the North East to the world and driving … Continue reading CATHERINE URGES GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT NEWCASTLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

NORTH EAST SCHOOLS COULD LOSE OUT ON UP TO £7.6 MILLION WARNS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP

Catherine McKinnell MP warned today that schools in the North East could lose out on up to £7.6 million in Pupil Premium funding as a result of Government changes, as highlighted by the North East Child Poverty Commission, Schools North East and Children North East.  The unexplained changes to the Pupil Premium mean that the … Continue reading NORTH EAST SCHOOLS COULD LOSE OUT ON UP TO £7.6 MILLION WARNS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP

‘THE TIME FOR EXCUSES IS OVER, BRING FORWARD YOUR PLAN FOR SOCIAL CARE’ DEMANDS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP

Catherine  called on the Care Minister to an end the dither and delay on social care and for the Government to bring forward their promised proposals to fix social care – 700 days on from Boris Johnson’s promise on entering Downing Street that he had “a clear plan to give every older person the security … Continue reading ‘THE TIME FOR EXCUSES IS OVER, BRING FORWARD YOUR PLAN FOR SOCIAL CARE’ DEMANDS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP

PLANNING REFORMS AND INCREASED HOUSING TARGETS CREATE “PERFECT STORM” FOR NEWCASTLE

Catherine has warned that the Government’s planning reforms risk creating a ‘perfect storm’ of accelerated housing development, with less accountability and community input into the planning process. During a Parliamentary debate on the Government’s controversial planning overhaul, Catherine said the Government’s new planning proposals are essentially a developers charter that fail to consider “important non-housing … Continue reading PLANNING REFORMS AND INCREASED HOUSING TARGETS CREATE “PERFECT STORM” FOR NEWCASTLE