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Catherine McKinnell

Labour - Newcastle upon Tyne North


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Significant Newcastle upon Tyne North Petitions

Highest Newcastle upon Tyne North signature proportion
Status Signatures Title
Most Newcastle upon Tyne North signatures
Status Signatures Title
Open 36 of 42,279 (0.09%) Allow driving instructors to pass learners unable to book a test
Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
45,852
c. 227 added daily
56,917
(Estimated)

Give further financial support to the Events and Hospitality industry

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 15 Oct 2020 Debated on - 11 Jan 2021 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
9 Mar 2021
closes in 1 month, 2 weeks

Being the first to close and still no clue as to when we can open, this seasonal industry is losing its summer profits that allows them to get through the first quarter of next year.

Even if we are allowed to open in December, 1 months profit won't be enough to keep us open in 2021. We need help

208,273
c. 1,766 added daily
343,298
(Estimated)

Create a Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 3 Nov 2020 Debated on - 11 Jan 2021 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
6 Apr 2021
closes in 2 months, 2 weeks

The UK hospitality industry. Responsible for around 3m jobs, generating £130bn in activity, resulting in £38bn in taxation. Yet, unlike the Arts or Sports, we do not have a dedicated Minister.

We are asking that a Minister for Hospitality be created for the current, and successive governments.

620,747
c. 3,699 added daily
707,704
(Estimated)

Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 28 Oct 2020 Debated on - 23 Nov 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
12 Feb 2021
closes in 3 weeks, 2 days

In the event of a spike we would like you not to close gyms as a measure to stop any spread of Covid. Also for gyms to not be put in the same group as pubs in terms of risk or importance. Gyms are following strict guidelines and most members are following rules in a sober manner.

257,267
Petition Closed

Exempt golf courses from the list of venues required to close due to Covid-19

Gov Responded - 23 Nov 2020 Debated on - 23 Nov 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
1 Nov 2020
closed 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Isolation essential to the Government’s strategy for fighting coronavirus, and UK citizens must remain healthy and exercise whilst keeping adequate distance between people. The Government should allow golf courses to open so families or individuals can play golf in order to exercise safely.

113,046
c. 546 added daily
121,499
(Estimated)

Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 11 Sep 2020 Debated on - 9 Nov 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
4 Feb 2021
closes in 2 weeks, 1 day

Weddings take months and even years of intricate planning. Myself and many others believe the maximum number of guests authorised at wedding ceremonies should be increased. The number of guests permitted at weddings should be calculated according to venue capacity.

146,127
c. 821 added daily
154,892
(Estimated)

Let Us Dance - Support nightclubs, dance music events and festivals

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 14 Oct 2020 Debated on - 9 Nov 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
30 Jan 2021
closes in 1 week, 3 days

Extend funding to nightclubs, dance music events and festivals as part of the £1.57bn support package announced by the government for Britain's arts and culture sector to survive the hit from the pandemic. #LetUSDance

238,884
Petition Closed

Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19

Gov Responded - 14 May 2020 Debated on - 5 Oct 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
20 Oct 2020
closed 3 months ago

In light of the recent outbreak and lock down, those on maternity leave should be given 3 extra months paid leave, at least. This time is for bonding and social engaging with other parents and babies through baby groups which are vital for development and now everything has been cancelled.

106,128
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 14 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
18 Sep 2020
closed 4 months ago

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.

178,820
Petition Closed

Increase pay for NHS healthcare workers and recognise their work

Gov Responded - 4 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
5 Sep 2020
closed 4 months, 2 weeks ago

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

44,982
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 20 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
24 Sep 2020
closed 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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.

18,137
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 22 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
19 Sep 2020
closed 4 months ago

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.

16,347
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 29 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
18 Sep 2020
closed 4 months ago

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.

26,106
Petition Closed

Extend grants immediately to small businesses outside of SBRR

Gov Responded - 29 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
8 Oct 2020
closed 3 months, 1 week ago

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.

154,814
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 27 Mar 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
12 Sep 2020
closed 4 months, 1 week ago

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.

11,220
Petition Closed

Make nurseries exempt from business rates to support the childcare sector

Gov Responded - 2 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
5 Sep 2020
closed 4 months, 2 weeks ago

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.

179,699
Petition Closed

Offer more support to the arts (particularly Theatres and Music) amidst COVID-19

Gov Responded - 20 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
15 Dec 2020
closed 1 month ago

As we pass the COVID-19 Peak, the Government should: State where the Theatres and Arts fit in the Coronavrius recovery Roadmap, Create a tailor made financial support mechanism for the Arts sector & Clarify how Social Distancing will affect arts spaces like Theatres and Concert Venues.

103,040
Petition Closed

Support the British aviation industry during the COVID-19 outbreak

Gov Responded - 7 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
20 Sep 2020
closed 4 months ago

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.

72,624
Petition Closed

Give non-British citizens who are NHS workers automatic citizenship

Gov Responded - 6 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
7 Oct 2020
closed 3 months, 2 weeks ago

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.

10,780
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 5 Jun 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
24 Oct 2020
closed 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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

135,479
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 28 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Catherine McKinnell's petition debate contributions
30 Oct 2020
closed 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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, 8 months 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.

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 1 year, 4 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

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 1 year, 6 months 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 1 year, 5 months 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.

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, 8 months 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, 10 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, 10 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.


Most recent EDMs signed by Catherine McKinnell

Date Tabled Title Signatures
6 Jul 2020
Catherine McKinnell signed this EDM on Thursday 8th October 2020

All-in deposit return scheme

Tabled by: Ben Lake (Plaid Cymru - Ceredigion)
That this House notes that drinks containers including plastic and glass bottles, aluminium cans, cartons, pouches and coffee cups are a blight on Britain’s beaches, and that a 2019 Marine Conservation Society survey recorded more than 500 litter items per 100 meters of coastline; recognises that containers of all materials …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 10
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
14 Sep 2020
Catherine McKinnell signed this EDM on Tuesday 6th October 2020

Centrica

Tabled by: John Cryer (Labour - Leyton and Wanstead)
That this House recognises the constructive approach taken by GMB Union and Unison in negotiations around their members' pay and conditions with British Gas and its parent company Centrica; condemns the tactics employed by that company in commencing those negotiations with threats to dismiss and re-engage its UK workforce on …
55 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 36
Scottish National Party: 10
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
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Catherine McKinnell has not supported any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


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