This article by Catherine and her Labour colleagues Mary Creagh, Phil Wilson and Anna Turley was originally published in the Northern Echo and the Yorkshire Post. “THERE is no such thing as public opinion,” said Winston Churchill. “There is only published opinion.” If you are an MP in the North of England, as we are, … Continue reading Stop stereotyping the north as Brexitland
Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has again challenged the Chancellor of the Exchequer about the impact of almost a decade of cuts to local authority funding, ahead of the forthcoming Spending Review. Questioning Philip Hammond during his appearance before the Treasury Select Committee today, Catherine highlighted the huge blackhole identified by the Local Government Association … Continue reading Newcastle North MP challenges Chancellor on local council funding
Many local residents have contacted Catherine to express their concerns about the Dewley Hill surface mine application in Throckley. You can read her representations to the City Council by clicking on the images below. Catherine has since met up with the Defend Dewley Hill campaign group to get an update on their campaign.
Yesterday, Catherine led a debate in Westminster Hall on behalf of the Petitions Committee regarding three Brexit-related e-petitions that had secured over 100,000 signatures. One of these petitions – calling for Article 50 to be revoked – is the most signed petition ever received on the House of Commons and Government petitions site, with over … Continue reading Brexit e-petitions debate
Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has added her voice to Earth Hour, the world’s largest annual event to promote protecting the planet, safeguarding nature and setting it on the path to recovery. Catherine recently joined over 100 of her Parliamentary colleagues at a briefing hosted by leading conservation charity WWF, to show her support for … Continue reading Newcastle North MP backs Earth Hour