A selection of Catherine McKinnell's votes
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Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
1 vote for, 41 votes against, 12 absences, between 2014–2016
Generally voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2017
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, in 2016
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 10 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 14 votes against, 3 absences, between 2011–2014
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I did not want to take up time in my speech, in case there was not enough time in the debate, but I too want to pay tribute to both my hon. Friends. I am sorry they are leaving but very much hope to hear from them again.
I am incredibly grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Washington and Sunderland West (Mrs Hodgson), who is an excellent MP, for securing this important debate to highlight the complex issues facing education funding in the north-east. As a parent of three young children, a member of the Education Committee and a local MP who cares very much about the schools in my area, one of the best...
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the potential effect of expanding the number of selective schools on the performance of non-selective schools in that area.
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Former Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Catherine McKinnell campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Innovation and Skills
- Work and Pensions
- Children: Day Care
- Revenue and Customs
- Tax Avoidance
- Departmental Procurement
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Petitions Committee (14 Mar 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- 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)
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- Has spoken in 53 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Catherine McKinnell’s speeches
- Has received answers to 73 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 50.96% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 114 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 325 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2
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 2016
– July 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).
Solicitor (currently non-practising).
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