NEWCASTLE MP CHALLENGES GOVERNMENT OVER ITS PROMISES ON EAST COAST RAIL INVESTMENT

Catherine McKinnell, Newcastle North MP and Chair of the East Coast Main Line All Party Parliament Group, has raised concerns over the Government’s commitment to delivering its promised investment in the East Coast Main Line. The vital strategic rail route connects Newcastle to Scotland, the rest of the North, the Midlands and London, but suffers … Continue reading NEWCASTLE MP CHALLENGES GOVERNMENT OVER ITS PROMISES ON EAST COAST RAIL INVESTMENT

RAPID INFLATION DEEPENING COST OF LIVING CRISIS

Commenting on today’s news that inflation to June has reached  9.1%, Catherine McKinnell MP stated: “Today’s figures show a deepening cost of living crisis for families across Newcastle North and the country. People are seeing living standards plummet as prices increase, wages stagnate, and the Conservatives increase tax on working people. “Inflation is rising at … Continue reading RAPID INFLATION DEEPENING COST OF LIVING CRISIS

STOP PITTING PATIENTS AGAINST GP PRACTICES, URGES NEWCASTLE NORTH MP

Catherine has slammed the Government for refusing to take responsibility for causing a crisis in the primary care. In a debate called by the Labour Party on access to GP Services, Catherine stated “It’s vital that we stand up for our NHS as the Government is failing to do so.”   She highlighted that the … Continue reading STOP PITTING PATIENTS AGAINST GP PRACTICES, URGES NEWCASTLE NORTH MP

BRING FORWARD FUNDING TO PREVENT RISK OF FAMINE IN EAST AFRICA

Catherine today warned that Russia’s war in Ukraine is exacerbating the food crisis in East Africa, leading to the potential of famine in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. Questioning Foreign Office Ministers, Catherine highlighted that “Save the Children and Oxfam have reported that one person is dying of hunger every 48 seconds in Ethiopia, Kenya and … Continue reading BRING FORWARD FUNDING TO PREVENT RISK OF FAMINE IN EAST AFRICA

TACKLING CHILD POVERTY MUST BE A ‘LEVELLING UP’ PRIORITY

If the Government is serious about rebalancing our economy and ensuring ‘levelling up’ is more than an election slogan, tackling child poverty must be a priority In the classic BBC drama series Our Friends in the North, Christopher Ecclestone’s character Nicky Hutchinson, as an impatient young firebrand, argues “Tomorrow is too late”. With over a … Continue reading TACKLING CHILD POVERTY MUST BE A ‘LEVELLING UP’ PRIORITY