Catherine joins North East Social Enterprise Partnership for Social Enterprise Christmas Market Place

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, is to join with the North East Social Enterprise Partnership (NESEP) at the ‘Social Enterprise Christmas Market Place’ in Newcastle’s Grainger Market this week. The event, which takes place from 9am to 4pm on Friday 17th December, aims to introduce the work of social enterprises to a wider audience and … Continue reading Catherine joins North East Social Enterprise Partnership for Social Enterprise Christmas Market Place

Newcastle North MP speaks out in Parliament against EMA abolition

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has spoken out against the Coalition’s decision to abolish Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) during a debate on the issue in Parliament this afternoon. Catherine said: “I am incredibly concerned about the Government’s decision to abolish EMA. My views are shared by schools, colleges and families across Newcastle who have contacted … Continue reading Newcastle North MP speaks out in Parliament against EMA abolition

Local MP responds to new unemployment figures

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has responded to the unemployment figures released today (15th December) by the Office for National Statistics. Catherine said: “Today’s figures are very worrying, with the unemployment rate across the country up for the first time in six months and the North East continuing to be one of the worst-affected regions … Continue reading Local MP responds to new unemployment figures

Catherine McKinnell urges women to protect their hearts

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, is urging women in her constituency to protect their heart health and support the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Angina Monologues campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of heart disease amongst women. Catherine recently attended a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Heart Disease and met with other … Continue reading Catherine McKinnell urges women to protect their hearts

Catherine responds to court closures announcement

Newcastle North MP and Shadow Solicitor General, Catherine McKinnell, has responded to the announcement on 14th December by the Ministry of Justice that 93 magistrates courts, and 49 county courts, are to be closed in England and Wales as part of the Coalition Government’s deficit-reduction programme. Catherine said: “The announcement today that some 142 courts … Continue reading Catherine responds to court closures announcement