Catherine opens new specialist supported housing development

Specialist supported living for adults with mental health needs has significantly improved in Newcastle, thanks to the opening of Brunswick Gardens, a new development of specialist supported accommodation for adults with on-going mental health issues. Key members of Newcastle City Council, along with local MP, Catherine McKinnell, turned out for the occasion, and were able … Continue reading Catherine opens new specialist supported housing development

Boosting brand confidence in apprenticeships can drive growth

Two co-chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships, Alan Mak and Catherine McKinnell, mark the publication of the group’s Annual Report which calls on schools, businesses and government to work together to promote apprenticeships as an attractive career path.  (This article was originally published on Politics Home). We live in an increasingly competitive global environment, … Continue reading Boosting brand confidence in apprenticeships can drive growth

MP Catherine focuses on Lumley Opticals

Catherine McKinnell MP has recently received a guided tour of Lumley Opticals, a local family-owned business that has been at the forefront of prescription lens production for four decades. The Newcastle North MP was invited to visit Lumley Opticals’ lab – based on the Westerhope Industrial Estate – by Managing Director, Harry Lumley. Harry originally … Continue reading MP Catherine focuses on Lumley Opticals

Newcastle MP makes Jo Cox loneliness pledge

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has given her support to the work of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness – pledging to do what she can to tackle this problem across her constituency. The Commission was set up by Jo Cox, alongside Seema Kennedy MP and 13 different charities and organisations, before Jo was murdered … Continue reading Newcastle MP makes Jo Cox loneliness pledge

Newcastle North MP slams DUP deal

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has hit out at the deal struck by the Prime Minister and the DUP today, enabling the Conservatives to remain in Government following the outcome of this month’s General Election. Catherine, who had already raised her concerns directly with the Prime Minister on this issue, said: ‘It’s no surprise the … Continue reading Newcastle North MP slams DUP deal