Catherine responds to announcement of referendum date

The new MP for Newcastle North and member of the newly appointed Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee, Catherine McKinnell, has responded to the announcement by Nick Clegg, that a referendum on the voting system will be held on 5th May 2011. ‘Where the Lib-Con Government proposes measures that will strengthen Parliament and improve democracy, … Continue reading Catherine responds to announcement of referendum date

MP speaks out against cuts in schools programme

MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North, Catherine McKinnell, has responded to news that the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, is to announce huge cuts to school rebuilding plans. ‘This is yet another example of the Lib Con’s shocking economic short-sightedness,’ said Ms McKinnell. ‘This decision is not only bad news for students and teachers but also … Continue reading MP speaks out against cuts in schools programme

Parliamentary Outreach Service comes to Newcastle

A workshop at the West End Women and Girls Centre from 10-2pm on the work of Parliament for groups and organisations in Newcastle has been arranged by Parliamentary Outreach, Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service, and the East End Community Development Alliance. Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell MP “Parliament is the property of the people and … Continue reading Parliamentary Outreach Service comes to Newcastle