Catherine McKinnell

MP, Newcastle upon Tyne North

Newcastle upon Tyne North Labour

Catherine McKinnell campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Catherine McKinnell’s voting in Parliament

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

This is a selection of Catherine McKinnell’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes

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Catherine McKinnell has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Concentrix: Tax Credit Claimants — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] 18 Oct 2016

    I congratulate my right hon. Friend on securing this debate. She is absolutely right that we need to learn the lessons from this mess. Many of my constituents have been left in utter financial disarray by having been left for a time with no income. Does she share my belief that we need reassurances from the Minister that the Government will take every step necessary to sort out this shambles...
  • Concentrix: Tax Credit Claimants — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] 18 Oct 2016

    I agree that the majority of my constituents who have been in touch are single mothers, but single fathers have also been affected. One constituent who came to me looks after two children and works 16 hours a week, and he received no money for six weeks. Ultimately, it is the children in those households who suffer. The Government must ensure that this does not happen again.
  • Concentrix: Tax Credit Claimants — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] 18 Oct 2016

    My right hon. Friend is making a vital point. Several of my constituents were asked by HMRC to prove a negative—something that was not, in fact, the case—and had no way of doing so. Some of the people they were accused of living with were not alive.

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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
  • Children: Day Care
  • Revenue and Customs
  • Procurement
  • Tax Avoidance
  • Departmental Procurement

Currently held offices

  • Member, Petitions Committee (since 14 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee (since 9 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Education Committee (since 1 Feb 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
Address of donor: 39 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1BX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: an educational allowance of £5,330 and accommodation provided for an intern in my parliamentary office for 10 months: October 2016July 2017

Date received: 10 October 2016

Date accepted: 10 October 2016

Donor status: registered charity

(Registered 10 October 2016)
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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