GOVERNMENT MUST “PUT COMMUNITY SAFETY FIRST”          

 Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell used the debate on the Queen’s Speech to press for greater action to tackle anti-social behaviour. Catherine highlighted that 12 years of Conservative cuts and underfunding to the criminal justice system, police and supportservices have left police and the criminal justice system struggling to cope. She said that the “anti-social … Continue reading GOVERNMENT MUST “PUT COMMUNITY SAFETY FIRST”          

GOVERNMENT TOO DISTRACTED TO GET A GRIP ON COST OF LIVING CRISIS

Catherine McKinnell, Member of Parliament for Newcastle North, has warned that the Conservative Government is too distracted by scandal and law-breaking in Downing Street to support families struggling with a cost of living crisis. Today (13 April) figures showed inflation hit 7% last month, a thirty year high, even before the increase in the energy … Continue reading GOVERNMENT TOO DISTRACTED TO GET A GRIP ON COST OF LIVING CRISIS

CATHERINE SLAMS UNACCEPTABLE DELAYS WITH UKRAINE VISA SCHEME

Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell has contacted the Home Secretary Priti Patel calling for greater urgency in processing visas for those fleeing Ukraine, following the Russian invasion. Catherine has written to the Home Secretary following serious delays for cases where places have been secured in Newcastle North through the Homes for Ukraine scheme, however bureaucratic … Continue reading CATHERINE SLAMS UNACCEPTABLE DELAYS WITH UKRAINE VISA SCHEME

UNITING WITH CANCER RESEARCH UK AT 20th ANNIVERSARY EVENT

Catherine joined Cancer Research UK in celebrating their 20th anniversary at an event in Parliament on 29th March. Catherine met with campaigners and researchers working on the latest breakthroughs and helping to deliver change in their communities. 2022 is a special year for Cancer Research UK, as it marks 20 years since the charity was formed. … Continue reading UNITING WITH CANCER RESEARCH UK AT 20th ANNIVERSARY EVENT

CHILD POVERTY NUMBERS “AREN’T GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION”

Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell has challenged the Government on their lack of action to tackle child poverty, pointing out that child poverty is not mentioned once in the Levelling Up White Paper. During the Liaison Committee hearing, Catherine highlighted that “75% of children living in poverty across the UK are in working households”, and … Continue reading CHILD POVERTY NUMBERS “AREN’T GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION”