Newcastle MP joins local pupils for Fairtrade Millennium Bridge event

Labour MP for Newcastle North, Catherine McKinnell, will join young people from across Newcastle and Gateshead tomorrow (11th March) at the Gateshead Millennium Bridge to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight. Catherine will join pupils, and the Lord Mayor of Newcastle and Mayor of Gateshead, at the event at 10.30am. The Bridge will be decorated in bright, colourful … Continue reading Newcastle MP joins local pupils for Fairtrade Millennium Bridge event

Celebrating the role of North East women

My letter, published in today’s Journal, to mark International Women’s Day 2011:  Celebrate the role of North East Women Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, with over 400 events taking place in Britain alone to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women around the world. I will be marking this … Continue reading Celebrating the role of North East women

Newcastle North MP makes 999 visit

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, visited the North East Ambulance Service’s headquarters and main A&E control room on Friday (4th March), which are based at the Newburn Riverside Business Park in her constituency.  Catherine met with the NEAS Trust Chairman, Tony Dell, before seeing at firsthand the busy work of the control room operators, responsible … Continue reading Newcastle North MP makes 999 visit

Local MP presses Government to go further on international development and social justice

Catherine McKinnell, Labour MP for Newcastle North, has spent this week in Parliament pressing the Government to take further action on international development and social justice issues. Catherine met yesterday (2ND March) with International Development Minister, Alan Duncan, to discuss her support for the Publish What You Pay campaign – a global network of civil … Continue reading Local MP presses Government to go further on international development and social justice

Newcastle North MP joins pupils for Wonderful Westerhope Reading Week

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, joined pupils of Westerhope Primary School on Monday for the school’s ‘Wonderful Westerhope Reading Week’, being held from 28th February-4th March to incorporate World Book Day on 3rd March.  Catherine was invited to visit the school by Year 4 pupils, Rhys and Kieran, who asked her to bring along a … Continue reading Newcastle North MP joins pupils for Wonderful Westerhope Reading Week