Catherine commits to continue speaking up for people with MS

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has committed to continue speaking up for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) after rejoining the All-Party Parliamentary Group on MS as an officer of the group. It is estimated that around 480 people are living with MS in Newcastle, and more than 100,000 people have the condition across the country. … Continue reading Catherine commits to continue speaking up for people with MS

Newcastle MP backs Fairtrade cocoa farmers campaign

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North and member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fairtrade, has met with farmers from the Ivory Coast, Rwanda and the Dominican Republic at an event held in Parliament to mark Fairtrade Fortnight. Each year, Fairtrade Fortnight sees communities, schools, businesses and faith groups across the country holding events in … Continue reading Newcastle MP backs Fairtrade cocoa farmers campaign

Apprenticeships and Brexit

Despite years of repeated warm words and commitments, it’s clear the Government has failed to resolve the skills crisis facing UK plc, with studies suggesting as many as nine out of ten firms across the country struggle to recruit the skilled workforce they need. Even with the highest level of unemployment and lowest level of … Continue reading Apprenticeships and Brexit

Children with life-limiting conditions debate

Catherine spoke in a Westminster Hall debate today, on ‘Support for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families’, in her capacity as a co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Children Who Need Palliative Care. You can read a full transcript of her speech below, and that of the full debate here. … Continue reading Children with life-limiting conditions debate