Catherine McKinnell

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Labour

Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North

catherine.mckinnell.mp@parliament.uk / catmckinnell
Select Committees
Petitions Committee (since January 2020)
Liaison Committee (Commons) (since May 2020)

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Petition debates participated in by Catherine McKinnell

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
163,615
c. 1,340 added daily
248,437
(Estimated)

Increase pay for NHS healthcare workers and recognise their work

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 4 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
5 Sep 2020
closes in 2 months

I would like the government to review and increase the pay for healthcare workers to recognise the work that they do.

16,227
c. 144 added daily
27,255
(Estimated)

Reduce or scrap the immigration health surcharge for overseas NHS Staff.

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 29 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
18 Sep 2020
closes in 2 months, 2 weeks

To revoke the Immigration Health Surcharge increases for overseas NHS staff. The latest budget shows an increase of £220 a year for an overseas worker to live and work in the UK, at a time when the NHS, and UK economy, relies heavily on them.

44,094
c. 399 added daily
76,887
(Estimated)

We would like the government to consider social care as equally important to NHS

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 20 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
24 Sep 2020
closes in 2 months, 3 weeks

We would like the government to support and regard social care: financially, publicly and systematically on an equal par as NHS. We would like parliament to debate how to support social care during COVID-19 and beyond so that it automatically has the same access to operational and financial support.

71,203
c. 665 added daily
134,537
(Estimated)

Give non-British citizens who are NHS workers automatic citizenship

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 6 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
7 Oct 2020
closes in 3 months

Give NHS workers who are EU and other Nationals automatic UK citizenship if they stay and risk their own lives looking after the British people during the COVID crisis.

11,181
c. 94 added daily
17,268
(Estimated)

Make nurseries exempt from business rates to support the childcare sector

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 2 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
5 Sep 2020
closes in 2 months

After owning nurseries for 29 years I have never experienced such damaging times for the sector with rising costs not being met by the funding rates available. Business Rates are a large drain on the sector and can mean the difference between nurseries being able to stay open and having to close.

153,891
c. 1,330 added daily
247,358
(Estimated)

Government to offer economic assistance to the events industry during COVID-19

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 27 Mar 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
12 Sep 2020
closes in 2 months, 1 week

For the UK government to provide economic assistance to businesses and staff employed in the events industry, who are suffering unforeseen financial challenges that could have a profound effect on hundreds of thousands of people employed in the sector.

106,024
c. 939 added daily
177,730
(Estimated)

Give UK nurseries emergency funding if they have to close down amid COVID-19

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 14 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
18 Sep 2020
closes in 2 months, 2 weeks

If nurseries are shut down in view of Covid-19, the Government should set up an emergency fund to ensure their survival and ensure that parents are not charged the full fee by the nurseries to keep children's places.

15,445
c. 137 added daily
26,023
(Estimated)

Provide financial support to performers and creators during the COVID-19 crisis

Sign this petition Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
19 Sep 2020
closes in 2 months, 2 weeks

The prospect of widespread cancellations of concerts, theatre productions and exhibitions due to COVID-19 threatens to cause huge financial hardship for Britain's creative community. We ask Parliament to provide a package of emergency financial and practical support during this unpredictable time.

102,607
c. 932 added daily
175,546
(Estimated)

Support the British aviation industry during the COVID-19 outbreak

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 7 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
20 Sep 2020
closes in 2 months, 2 weeks

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak there are travel bans imposed by many countries, there is a disastrous potential impact on our Aviation Industry. Without the Government’s help there could be an unprecedented crisis, with thousands of jobs under threat.

25,962
c. 242 added daily
49,282
(Estimated)

Extend grants immediately to small businesses outside of SBRR

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 29 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
8 Oct 2020
closes in 3 months

The cash grants proposed by Government are only for businesses in receipt of the Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Relief, or for particular sectors. Many small businesses fall outside these reliefs desperately need cash grants and support now.

10,759
c. 104 added daily
22,488
(Estimated)

Business Rate Relief to be extended to all small businesses in healthcare.

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 5 Jun 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
24 Oct 2020
closes in 3 months, 3 weeks

To extend the business rate relief to all dental practices and medical and aesthetics clinics and any small business that’s in healthcare

134,062
c. 1,315 added daily
289,671
(Estimated)

Provide financial help to zoos, aquariums, & rescue centres during the pandemic.

Sign this petition Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
30 Oct 2020
closes in 3 months, 4 weeks

Zoos, aquariums, and similar organisations across the country carry out all sorts of conservation work, animal rescue, and public education. At the start of the season most rely on visitors (who now won't come) to cover annual costs, yet those costs do not stop while they are closed. They need help.

108,144
Petition Closed

NHS supply new lifesaving drugs for Cystic Fibrosis like 11 other EU countries

Gov Responded - 7 Dec 2018 Debated on - 10 Jun 2019 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
16 May 2019
closed 1 year, 1 month ago

Children & young adults with CF endure lifelong suffering & early death. They need Orkambi and other precision medicines as they are developed. Sufferers in the EU, US & Australia can access the drugs, but not the UK. Hundreds have died in the 3yrs since these drugs were licensed.

194,336
Petition Closed

Hold a second referendum on EU membership.

Gov Responded - 30 Jan 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
16 Jul 2019
closed 11 months, 3 weeks ago

The Brexit process has been a failure. At the end of two years, our ruling party is bitterly divided, the main opposition not a viable replacement for it, and the deal we have negotiated is almost universally opposed.
No one voted for this to happen.

6,103,056
Petition Closed

Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.

Gov Responded - 26 Mar 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
20 Aug 2019
closed 10 months, 2 weeks ago

The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is 'the will of the people'. We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now, for remaining in the EU. A People's Vote may not happen - so vote now.

183,422
Petition Closed

Parliament must honour the Referendum result. Leave deal or no deal 29/03/19

Gov Responded - 4 Apr 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
4 Sep 2019
closed 10 months ago

The UK voted in a referendum in 2016 to Leave the EU....this wasn't dependent on a " deal" ....but rather just "Leave"
we are now demanding that all mp's honour this result .conservative and labour mp's also agreed to leave on 29/03/19...... deal or no deal as part of their gen election campaign

113,825
Petition Closed

Increase funding for schools

Gov Responded - 5 Feb 2019 Debated on - 4 Mar 2019 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
19 May 2019
closed 1 year, 1 month ago

Schools are having to make difficult choices on how to spend their limited funding as their income has not kept pace with the rise in costs since 2010. All schools are working very hard to “make ends meet” but this is becoming increasingly difficult and verging on almost impossible.

119,587
Petition Closed

Keep Childcare Vouchers open beyond April 2018

Gov Responded - 12 Oct 2017 Debated on - 15 Jan 2018 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
18 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 3 months ago

Hundreds of thousands of parents will lose out under the new tax-free childcare. The voucher schemes should be kept open alongside tax-free childcare to give parents a genuine choice for the support that best suits their family.

149,138
Petition Closed

Pay Up Now! – Scrap the pay cap and give public servants a meaningful pay rise

Gov Responded - 9 Oct 2017 Debated on - 4 Dec 2017 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 3 months ago

Every single person who works in public services needs and deserve a pay rise. It’s time for the pay cap to be scrapped, for the government to provide additional funding for public sector pay and for employers to put public sector workers pay up now.

Significant Petitions within Catherine McKinnell's constituency


Most recent EDMs signed by Catherine McKinnell

Date Tabled Title Signatures
4 Jun 2020
Catherine McKinnell signed this EDM on Monday 29th June 2020

Legal Aid and Advice

Tabled by: Mr David Lammy (Labour - Tottenham)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 515), dated 15 May 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 18 May 2020, be annulled.
104 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 97
Liberal Democrat: 6
Green Party: 1
10 Jun 2020
Catherine McKinnell signed this EDM on Monday 29th June 2020

Judge-led public inquiry into the Horizon scandal

Tabled by: Mr Kevan Jones (Labour - North Durham)
That this House recognises the life-changing injustices experienced by subpostmasters throughout the Horizon scandal; notes with the deepest sadness that subpostmasters have served custodial sentences and suffered bankruptcy for offences they did not commit; recognises the role of the Government in prolonging this crisis through not fulfilling their role of …
73 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 32
Labour: 23
Conservative: 7
Liberal Democrat: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Alliance: 1
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Commons initiatives led by Catherine McKinnell

Catherine McKinnell has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Catherine McKinnell has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

Catherine McKinnell has not introduced any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting

Catherine McKinnell has not supported any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


442 Written Questions asked by Catherine McKinnell

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GCE A-level and GCSE: Coronavirus GCE A-level: Coronavirus GCE A-level and GCSE: Coronavirus Home Education: Coronavirus Schools: Coronavirus Assessments: Coronavirus Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus Children: Coronavirus Free School Meals: Coronavirus Children in Care: Siblings Children in Care Children in Care Children in Care: Babies Children in Care Children in Care Holiday Activities and Food Research Fund: North East Teachers: Pay Apprentices: Taxation Apprentices: Taxation Apprentices: Taxation Apprentices: Taxation Apprentices: Taxation Schools: North East Young People: North East Opportunity North East Schools: North East Schools: North East Schools: North East Schools: North East Schools: North East Schools: North East Schools: North East Schools: North East Schools: North East Schools: North East Higher Education: North East Children: Social Services Apprentices: Finance Apprentices: EU Nationals Apprentices Apprentices: Management Apprentices Institute for 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Alcohol Syndrome Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Foetal Alcohol Syndrome: Mental Health Services Surgery Accident and Emergency Departments: North East Neuromusclular Disorders Surgery Health Services Mental Health Services: North East Cystic Fibrosis Orkambi Cancer: Medical Treatments Dementia Social Services Orkambi Cystic Fibrosis Mental Health Services: Children and Young People Mental Illness: Debts Mental Health Services: North East Palliative Care: Children and Young People Hospices: Children Palliative Care: Children and Young People Palliative Care: Children and Young People Palliative Care: Children and Young People Mental Illness: Finance Mentally Ill: Finance Palliative Care Mental Health Services: Children and Young People Accident and Emergency Departments: North East Health: Research Hospices: Finance Dementia: Medical Treatments Dementia: Research NHS Trusts: Migrant Workers NHS: Pay Palliative Care Asylum: Families Money Laundering: EU Law Money Laundering: EU Law Migrant 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