NEWCASTLE NORTH MP DEMANDS GOVERNMENT ACTION ON CHILD POVERTY

Catherine McKinnell MP has today condemned the Conservative Government for its failure to protect children across Newcastle North and called for them to implement a new child poverty strategy for England.  Catherine’s call comes after the Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, revealed that child poverty is predicted to rise sharply unless the Government commits … Continue reading NEWCASTLE NORTH MP DEMANDS GOVERNMENT ACTION ON CHILD POVERTY

NEWCASTLE MP BACKS CALL FOR COMPREHENSIVE RECOVERY PACKAGE FOR AVIATION, TRAVEL AND TOURISM

Catherine McKinnell,  Member of Parliament for Newcastle North has today joined over 80 parliamentarians in calling for greater support for the aviation, travel and tourism industries following the recent closure of all travel corridors. In a letter to the Prime Minister, organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Future of Aviation Catherine has acknowledged … Continue reading NEWCASTLE MP BACKS CALL FOR COMPREHENSIVE RECOVERY PACKAGE FOR AVIATION, TRAVEL AND TOURISM

GOVERNMENT MUST PROTECT SUPPORT FOR THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES IN NEWCASTLE NORTH

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has urged the Government to cancel their planned cut to Universal Credit, that will see thousands of people across Newcastle North lose out by more than £1000 per year in April.  Under current Government plans 9,900 people in Newcastle North who claim Universal Credit will see their income slashed by … Continue reading GOVERNMENT MUST PROTECT SUPPORT FOR THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES IN NEWCASTLE NORTH

NEWCASTLE NORTH MP PRESENTS CALL FOR A DEDICATED HOSPITALITY MINISTER IN PARLIAMENT

Catherine McKinnell, Member of Parliament for Newcastle North and Chair of the influential House of Commons Petitions Committee has led a debate in Parliament calling for the creation of a dedicated Minister for Hospitality. The debate was called in response to an online petition started by Claire Bosi, editor of ‘Chef and Restaurant’ Magazine, and … Continue reading NEWCASTLE NORTH MP PRESENTS CALL FOR A DEDICATED HOSPITALITY MINISTER IN PARLIAMENT

QUESTION TIME FOR PRIME MINISTER AT LIAISON COMMITTEE

As Chair of the House of Commons Petitions Committee, Catherine sits alongside other Select Committee chairs as a member of the Liaison Committee which is afforded the opportunity to scrutinise the Prime Minister three times a year. In his most recent appearance Catherine grilled the Prime Minister on a range of topics on behalf of … Continue reading QUESTION TIME FOR PRIME MINISTER AT LIAISON COMMITTEE