Shadow Solicitor General: Government risks being soft on economic crime

Labour’s Shadow Solicitor General, Catherine McKinnell MP, has criticised Ministerial infighting over the way in which serious fraud and economic crime will be investigated and prosecuted in future, warning that the result will be the Coalition being soft on economic crime and international corruption. Responding to media reports that the Home Office finally intends to … Continue reading Shadow Solicitor General: Government risks being soft on economic crime

Local MP vists Community Legal Advice Service

Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell has become the first high profile visitor to newly created Carillion Energy Services. The Shadow Solicitor General used her visit to meet with the company’s Community Legal Advice (CLA) team and to the praise the work they carry out. She also met Carillion Energy Services Managing Director Paul Varley. Formerly … Continue reading Local MP vists Community Legal Advice Service

Newcastle MP Supports MS Society Roadshow

Local MP helps put MS on the map for MS Week 2011 Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North and Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for MS, has thrown her support behind the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s nationwide interactive tour which made a pit-stop in Newcastle on Tuesday (17 May). A colourful video booth is … Continue reading Newcastle MP Supports MS Society Roadshow

Newcastle North MP hits out at unfair women’s pension changes

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has hit out today at the Coalition’s unfair changes to the stage pension age, which will affect around 1,100 women in her constituency. The Government’s plans to accelerate increases to the state pension age mean that 500,000 women across the country will have to wait more than a year … Continue reading Newcastle North MP hits out at unfair women’s pension changes

Local MPs visit Newcastle Cancer Centre

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle Upon Tyne North and Mary Glindon, MP for North Tyneside, visited the Newcastle Cancer Centre at the Northern Institute for Cancer Research last week (Friday 13 May), where they witnessed the range of groundbreaking scientific research being carried out there. In 2009 Newcastle became one of the first places to … Continue reading Local MPs visit Newcastle Cancer Centre