Catherine urges Government to “Build Back Fitter after COVID-19” and keep gyms open

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell has urged the Government to ‘Build Back Fitter’ after COVID-19 and to protect gyms and sports in any future lockdown and from the financial impact of Covid-19. Catherine who is Chair of influential House of Commons Petitions Committee led a debate in Westminster Hall on Monday 23rd November relating to … Continue reading Catherine urges Government to “Build Back Fitter after COVID-19” and keep gyms open

Catherine calls for action on online hate and extremism

Catherine McKinnell MP has called for a strong Online Harms Bill to hold social media companies to account for tackling online hate and extremism on their platforms.  In its long-awaited Online Harms Bill, the Government intends to establish a new ‘duty of care’ toward web users, overseen by an independent regulator and backed up by … Continue reading Catherine calls for action on online hate and extremism

NEWCASTLE NORTH MP, CATHERINE MCKINNELL PRESSES GOVERNMENT TO BOOST SUPPORT FOR STRUGGLING HOUSEHOLDS BY £20 PER WEEK

Alongside many of her constituents, Catherine welcomed the £20 per week increase that was applied to Universal Credit earlier this year. This additional money has been a lifeline to many people in Newcastle North and across the country. The Covid-19 pandemic has been incredibly difficult, and brought new challenges.  People who still receive old style support … Continue reading NEWCASTLE NORTH MP, CATHERINE MCKINNELL PRESSES GOVERNMENT TO BOOST SUPPORT FOR STRUGGLING HOUSEHOLDS BY £20 PER WEEK