Catherine welcomes ‘A’ Level results

MP welcomes A Level results but fears lost generation in ‘school-leavers’ limbo.” MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North, Catherine McKinnell, has congratulated local students following another impressive year of A Level results. However, Ms McKinnell also voiced deep concern that through no fault of their own, more young people than ever today left school without … Continue reading Catherine welcomes ‘A’ Level results

Long-term unemployment of older workers a big concern, says MP

MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North, Catherine McKinnell, has expressed concern following the publication of new unemployment statistics from the charity, Age UK. The figures show that the number of over-50s seeking employment has risen by 50% over the past year – the highest proportion for a decade. ‘This is a worrying trend for older … Continue reading Long-term unemployment of older workers a big concern, says MP

Bank of England announcement only ‘tip of the iceberg’

MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North, Catherine McKinnell, has responded to news that the Bank of England has cut its growth forecast for the UK economy. The figures, released today, show that there has been a sharp increase in long-term unemployment and increased speculation that the country will enter a ‘double-dip’ recession. Ms McKinnell said … Continue reading Bank of England announcement only ‘tip of the iceberg’

Catherine steps up fight to ‘Save our Schools’

Local MP Catherine McKinnell has added her voice to the ‘Save our Schools’ campaign following the decision by the Lib-Con government to cancel hundreds of new school buildings across the country. Ms McKinnell is urging as many people as possible to back the campaign and to sign a petition to reverse the cuts that have … Continue reading Catherine steps up fight to ‘Save our Schools’