About Catherine

I am immensely proud to have represented Newcastle North between 2010-2024. I have always sought to be a proactive, accessible and hard-working representative.

I attended schools in Newcastle, studied Law at Northumbria University and was an employment solicitor in Newcastle before being elected as the first women MP for Newcastle North in 2010.


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Catherine and The Labour Party's plan for Newcastle North and the North East

A better future is possible if you vote for it

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Get the economy growing and invest in our public services

Labour will secure growth in our economy and get our NHS working again, put police back on the streets, and deliver the services residents deserve.

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Clean, green jobs for the future and tackle the climate crisis

Labour will ensure the North East leads the way, with the clean, green jobs of the future to tackle the climate crisis, and reliable, affordable public transport connecting people and communities.

Secure the best start in life for every child

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Labour will combat child poverty and prioritise education with more teachers in our classrooms to unlock opportunities for every child.

Be part of Catherine's campaign

The General Election is here and Catherine needs your help to win in Newcastle North. 

There are many ways to get involved with Catherine McKinnell’s campaign.


Every door knocked, leaflet delivered and phone call made will help the campaign and deliver the change we need.


Donations will go towards campaign materials such as leaflets, social media posts, phone bank and much more.