Catherine McKinnell

Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North

@catmckinnell https://facebook.com/CatMcKinnell

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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.

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Last updated: 20 Jul 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

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

Recent appearances

  • International Development: Topical Questions 15 Jul 2020

    Going into this pandemic, many of the world’s poorest countries were spending more on debt payments than their own healthcare. The current suspension of payments is welcome, but will the Government go further and support the cross-party multi-faith call, co-ordinated by the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, to cancel those debts and enable those poorest countries to focus on...
  • Justice: Topical Questions 14 Jul 2020

    Kinship carers ensure that children who cannot live with their parents can stay safely within the family network. They are nothing short of heroes, yet many end up paying thousands in legal fees just to secure the right to look after those vulnerable children. Will the Lord Chancellor pledge urgently to bring forward legal aid reforms for special guardians in private law cases, and go further...
  • The Economy 8 Jul 2020

    There is no doubting the magnitude of the economic challenge that we face as a country. The north-east too often gets the worst deal when trouble hits, with lost jobs, declining investment and public sector cuts. Our region went into this crisis with the highest level of unemployment in the country, and I can only see things getting worse. The northern TUC estimates that almost a third of...

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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 for Transport
  • Attorney-General
  • Children: Day Care
  • Revenue and Customs
  • East Coast Railway Line
  • Apprentices
  • Apprentices: Taxation

Currently held offices

  • 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: 20 Jul 2020.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Charlie Parsons Creative Ltd
Address of donor: 10 Queen St Place, London EC4R 1AG

amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000

Date received: 10 October 2019

Date accepted: 7 November 2019

Donor status: company, registration 05943538

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Charlie Parsons Creative Ltd
Address of donor: 10 Queen St Place, London EC4R 1AG

amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Date received: 31 October 2019

Date accepted: 7 November 2019

Donor status: company, registration 05943538

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Unison Northern
Address of donor: 140 Pilgrim St, Newcastle NE1 6TH

amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000

Date received: 4 November 2019

Date accepted: 7 November 2019

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Unison Northern
Address of donor: 140 Pilgrim St, Newcastle NE1 6TH

amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: printing and envelopes with a value of £511.29

Date received: 27 November 2019

Date accepted: 27 November 2019

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 10 January 2020)
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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