SOCIAL CARE ANOTHER BROKEN PROMISE FROM THIS CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT

Catherine McKinnell, Member of Parliament for Newcastle North, has criticised Conservative social care proposals. On Friday, the Government released details of their social care cap, which will put a cap of £86,000 on lifetime social care costs. This means that people with modest assets risk losing all or most of their wealth if they need … Continue reading SOCIAL CARE ANOTHER BROKEN PROMISE FROM THIS CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT

‘CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT ACTS WITH ‘NO SENSE OF DECENCY, DIGNITY OR SHAME’ SAYS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, spoke during a debate in Parliament on standards in public life highlighting concerns thatthe Prime Minister and his Government have repeatedly undermined democracy and accountability, following a series of recent scandals that have engulfed the Prime Minister and his Government. In her contribution Catherine made clear her concerns that the current … Continue reading ‘CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT ACTS WITH ‘NO SENSE OF DECENCY, DIGNITY OR SHAME’ SAYS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP

‘DISINTEGRATED RAIL PLAN’ A BETRAYAL OF THE NORTH EAST

The integrated rail plan has mothballed the construction of the eastern leg of HS2 between Birmingham and Leeds and downgraded plans for Northern Powerhouse Rail, a new east-west line across the Pennines between Manchester and Leeds. Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell said: On the local reaction “People will struggle to understand why this Government expects … Continue reading ‘DISINTEGRATED RAIL PLAN’ A BETRAYAL OF THE NORTH EAST

CATHERINE TAKES PETITIONS COMMITTEE INQUIRY TO GOSFORTH ACADEMY

Newcastle North’s MP Catherine McKinnell joined Year 10 pupils at Gosforth Academy on Friday (12 November) for a discussion on online safety and abuse. The outreach event forms part of a wider inquiry into tackling online abuse undertaken by Parliament’s Petitions Committee, which Catherine chairs. Catherine joined the Year 10 students for a discussion about … Continue reading CATHERINE TAKES PETITIONS COMMITTEE INQUIRY TO GOSFORTH ACADEMY

CATHERINE JOINS CALLS TO FUND COUNSELLING SUPPORT IN SCHOOL

Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell has called on the Government to fund school-based mental health provision during a debate in Parliament. Catherine spoke of her support for counselling in schools during a debate called by her constituency neighbour, Rt Hon Nick Brown MP. She highlighted statistics that suggest girls face a much steeper increase in … Continue reading CATHERINE JOINS CALLS TO FUND COUNSELLING SUPPORT IN SCHOOL