Following today’s ‘update’ on Sue Gray’s investigation into parties held in Downing Street during lockdown, I know many constituents remain hugely concerned about the leadership and conduct of the Prime Minister. I spoke to BBC Politics North about my concerns at the weekend: Families have missed saying goodbye to loved ones, weddings were cancelled, businesses … Continue reading STATEMENT ON DOWNING STREET PARTIES ‘UPDATE’
“All I could tell you [was] that it was quite dark, I saw just kind of darkness, and we didn’t know who’s alive and who’s not alive. I was in a very bad state, I was already among the dead, and then I looked up. It was a man. I saw tears in the eyes, … Continue reading Holocaust Memorial Day
Catherine McKinnell, Newcastle North MP and co-chair of the All Party Parliament Group Against Antisemitism, has again pledged her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people by signing the Holocaust Educational … Continue reading CATHERINE SIGNS HOLOCAUST EDUCATIONAL TRUST BOOK OF COMMITMENT
Figures released today show a deepening cost of living crisis for families as inflation rose to 5.4%, the highest for nearly 30 years with food, energy and clothing price increases hitting family finances. Responding to the figures, Catherine commented: “Families are really struggling and figures today show that it is only likely to get worse, … Continue reading SHOCKING GOVERNMENT INACTION AS FAMILIES STRUGGLE WITH COST OF LIVING CRISIS.
Catherine has spoken out against the Government’s proposals to slash funding for the BBC, warning that the changes risk the BBC as we know it. Speaking in response to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport’s statement on BBC Funding in the House of Commons, Catherine warned that “many of my constituents are … Continue reading GOVERNMENT “SEEKING TO UNDERMINE AND SACRIFICE” BBC TO “SAVE THE PRIME MINISTER’S POLITICAL SKIN”