CATHERINE CALLS ON MINISTER TO LEVEL UP HEALTH INEQUALITIES AND BACK OUTER WEST LEISURE BID

Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell has urged the Government to use the Levelling Up fund to address health inequalities as we recover from the pandemic. During Housing, Communities and Local Government Questions, Catherine stated that “Health inequalities are a clear and persistent indicator of the growing gap between and within regions” She further highlighted Swim … Continue reading CATHERINE CALLS ON MINISTER TO LEVEL UP HEALTH INEQUALITIES AND BACK OUTER WEST LEISURE BID

SUMMER MONTHS CRUCIAL FOR NEWCASTLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WARNS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP

Catherine McKinnell has warned that the next few months are crucial for Newcastle International Airport and other airports. Speaking during an Urgent Question called by the Labour Party on changes to international travel rules, Catherine highlighted that “July and August are crucial months for airports, but the modest uplift in travel expected this year means … Continue reading SUMMER MONTHS CRUCIAL FOR NEWCASTLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WARNS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP

STRENGTHEN THE ONLINE SAFETY BILL TO PREVENT ABUSE BEING NORMALISED DEMANDS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP

Catherine McKinnell MP has called on the Government to strengthen their Online Safety Bill to stop the normalisation of online hate. An Urgent Question was called by the Labour Party in Parliament, following the disgusting online abuse directed at England players following the Euro 2020 final on Sunday. During the debate, Catherine stated: “We live … Continue reading STRENGTHEN THE ONLINE SAFETY BILL TO PREVENT ABUSE BEING NORMALISED DEMANDS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP

ACCESS TO SWIMMING BEING LOST IN DEPRIVED AREAS, WARNS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP

Catherine McKinnell MP has warned that access to swimming facilities is being removed from deprived areas – highlighting the closure of the West Denton Pool – as part of a wider debate on water safety she led as Chair of the Petitions Committee. The National Curriculum requires that pupils can swim 25 metres unaided by … Continue reading ACCESS TO SWIMMING BEING LOST IN DEPRIVED AREAS, WARNS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP

CATHERINE LEADS WATER SAFETY DEBATE IN PARLIAMENT

Newcastle North MP and Chair of the Petitions Committee in Parliament, Catherine McKinnell, has led a debate in Parliament calling for action to reduce the number of accidental deaths in water by educating children on its dangers. The debate followed a petition that received over 100,000 signatures started by Beckie Ramsey, who lost her 13-year-old son … Continue reading CATHERINE LEADS WATER SAFETY DEBATE IN PARLIAMENT