Dear Newcastle

                             Chi at Maker Space in Newcastle Dear Newcastle  It does appear as if winter is unending with freezing temperatures and snow returning at the weekend. It has been a bitter time in other ways too with huge concerns about the impact of the £100m Government cuts to Newcastle’s funding and both the council tax […]

Chi backs more apprenticeships video

Chi backs more apprenticeships  Chi strongly supports Apprenticeship Week as it offers a great opportunity to emphasise the importance of skills, technical and practical education; to celebrate the achievements of apprentices; and to promote Labour’s plans to boost apprenticeship opportunities. Labour is calling on the government to adopt our plan to use public procurement to […]

Dear Newcastle

  Chi attends  Newcastle Youth Council meeting   We hope that we have seen the worst of the winter weather and now the snow is finally off the streets of Newcastle.  I know how difficult it made ordinary journeys to work or shopping. Christmas and New Year seem a long time ago with Pancake Day is […]

Same sex marriage message from Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband MP: “I’ll be voting for equal marriage in the House of Commons and I’ll be doing so proudly. I will be doing so in a proud Labour tradition which saw us repeal Section 28, equalise the age of consent, introduce new rules on adoption and introduce civil partnerships. “I’ll be voting for equal marriage […]

Same Sex Marriage

  Dear Thank you for writing to me about the government’s MARRIAGE (SAME SEX COUPLES) BILL.  I am very sorry that you are concerned about my decision to vote in support of same sex marriage. I know that this issue has caused genuine concern for a number of constituents, indeed for a number of constituents […]

Chi takes up Disability Living Allowance delays

Chi takes up DLA delays Chi Onwurah MP for Newcastle Central today questioned the government minister in Parliament on the excessive delays in applications and appeals for Disability Living Allowance Chi told the House of Commons: “ A constituent of mine had to wait two years to have his DLA appeal reassessed,   causing him […]