Catherine McKinnell

Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North

@catmckinnell https://facebook.com/CatMcKinnell

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Catherine McKinnell’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • School Week 27 Jun 2022

    I thank the Minister for his thorough response. I think it is safe to say we all agree that it would not be in the best interests of every child to reduce the school week to four days, but I do not think that diminishes the cause of the petition, the voices that have been heard today, or what I interpreted as a cry for help from young people. We are at quite a unique time in history—one...
  • School Week 27 Jun 2022

    I am grateful that the Minister acknowledges the concerns that I raised. The training he talks about is obviously welcome. Any teacher or education professional would be grateful for the opportunity to identify challenges. What they need, though, is people—experts—they can refer children to, who can then work with them and support them. That must be a priority for the Government, given...
  • School Week 27 Jun 2022

    I beg to move, That this House has considered e-petition 597715, relating to the school week. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Rees. The petition calls on the Government to require schools to introduce a three-day weekend. It argues, “Children can have lots of stress at school due to exams and homework and with a 3 day weekend, children could have a longer time to...

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Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North

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

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Topics of interest

Catherine McKinnell campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Treasury
  • Department for Education
  • HM Treasury
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Transport
  • Children: Day Care
  • Revenue and Customs
  • East Coast Railway Line
  • Apprentices
  • Apprentices: Taxation

Currently held offices

  • Member, Pension Schemes (Conversion of Guaranteed Minimum Pensions) Bill Committee (since 26 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 20 May 2020)
  • Chair, Petitions Committee (since 29 Jan 2020)
  • Chair, Petitions Committee (since 29 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Petitions Committee (29 Jan 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Petitions Committee (29 Jan 2020 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Treasury Sub-Committee (14 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Petitions Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 29 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Petitions Committee (14 Mar 2016 to 29 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee (9 Mar 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Education Committee (1 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow Attorney General (14 Sep 2015 to 11 Jan 2016)
  • 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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Jun 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for surveys. All fees paid direct to my constituency communications fund. (Updated 23 November 2021)
30 April 2021, received £100. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 29 July 2021)
30 April 2021, received £100. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 29 July 2021)
27 July 2021, received £120. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 29 July 2021)
6 September 2021, received £120. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 08 September 2021)
11 November 2021, payment of £120. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 18 November 2021)
9 December 2021, payment of £150. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 10 December 2021)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys. All fees paid direct to my constituency communications fund.
24 January 2022, received £225. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 02 February 2022)
24 February 2022, received £225. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 01 March 2022)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: UNISON Northern
Address of donor: 140-150 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6TH

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,756 towards the funding of a leaflet

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 08 June 2021)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Joint owner of residential rented property in Northumberland: (i).
8. Miscellaneous
Solicitor (currently non-practising).

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