About Catherine

It’s been the honour of my life to serve as the elected Member of Parliament for Newcastle North since 2010.

Before becoming an MP, I worked as an employment solicitor at a Newcastle law firm, after having studied Law at Northumbria University and Politics & History at Edinburgh University.

I was born in the Outer West of Newcastle and attended Sacred Heart Comprehensive School. Newcastle North is my home and where I continue to live with my young family.

My family goes back generations in this area and I am passionate about ensuring our region thrives.

I have worked really hard over the last nine and a half years to represent Newcastle North in Parliament, to shout up for investment, and speak out when things aren’t right. This is our community, so I will always do my very best to make sure we are heard.

The Newcastle North constituency

Newcastle upon Tyne North is geographically the largest constituency within the city, and covers a diverse mixture of urban and rural neighbourhoods throughout Newcastle’s North and West.

Newcastle International Airport, Newcastle Racecourse, Newcastle Falcons’ Kingston Park stadium, and a varied range of businesses and organisations are located within an area that is home to around 68,000 registered voters.

The constituency is formed of the pre-2018 local government wards of Castle, Denton, East Gosforth, Fawdon, Lemington, Newburn, Parklands, Westerhope and Woolsington.