Catherine McKinnell

MP, Newcastle upon Tyne North

Newcastle upon Tyne North Labour

Catherine McKinnell’s voting in Parliament

Catherine McKinnell is a Labour MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Catherine McKinnell’s votes.

  • Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes

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Catherine McKinnell never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Attorney General: Hate Crimes against Disabled People 26 Nov 2015

    The sad reality is that hate crime is a growing problem. A young Muslim woman, Ruhi Rehman, was racially abused when travelling on the metro in my home town of Newcastle on Saturday. Thankfully, her attacker was chased off by outraged passengers, but not everyone is fortunate enough to have “Geordie angels”. More than 27% of prosecutions for hate crimes are currently failing...
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Companies: Natural Resources 24 Nov 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2015 to Question HL381, what steps he has taken following allegations of breaches of bribery and corruption laws by Soco International in Virunga National Park; what guidance his Department provides on the exploration of natural resources by UK listed companies operating in national parks and...
  • Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Energy 23 Nov 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on a cross-departmental approach to moving to low carbon energy sources.

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Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Attorney-General
  • Health
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Work and Pensions
  • Revenue and Customs
  • Procurement
  • Children: Day Care
  • Tax Avoidance
  • Departmental Procurement

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Attorney General (since 14 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Treasury) (18 Mar 2013 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (7 Oct 2011 to 18 Mar 2013)
  • Shadow Solicitor General (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 8 Nov 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for completing surveys.
18 November 2014, £75 for survey in October 2014. Payment made directly to local charity. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 28 November 2014)
February 2015, received £75 for survey in November 2014. Payment made directly to local charity. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 23 February 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Revol Ltd
Address of donor: Samson Close, Killingworth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 6DZ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,770

Donor status: company, registration 00628328

(Registered 07 January 2015)
Name of donor: Unison Labour Link
Address of donor: 140-150 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6TH

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,988 for printing a leaflet

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 23 February 2015)
Name of donor: Communication Workers Union (CWU)
Address of donor: North East Branch, CWU Office, Hadrian TSC, 2 Melbourne Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 2JQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 27 May 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Joint owner of residential rented property in Northumberland: (i)
8. Miscellaneous
Solicitor (currently non-practising).

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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