Dear Newcastle

I am deeply saddened and ashamed to think I may have constituents who fear they might not be welcome or indeed celebrated in the Labour Party because of their Jewish faith or heritage. The mural upon which Jeremy Corbyn commented six years ago was easily identifiable as being antisemitic and it had no place on […]

Chi demands government action on plastic waste in Newcastle

Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah has called for urgent Government action to tackle the problem with plastics and other waste on Newcastle’s streets. In the House of Commons on Thursday Morning, Chi urged the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to provide Newcastle City Council with the powers and resources they need to clean […]

Chi demands Government response to Spicer Review of Operation Sanctuary

  Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah has pressed the Government for a response to the recommendations of the recent Serious Case Review into sexual abuse in Newcastle. The review, which was led by retired barrister David Spicer and published last month, praised the work of the police force and other local government agencies while also making a […]

Newcastle businesses meet with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

Small businesses and entrepreneurs from Newcastle today met with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to offer their thoughts on how best to improve economic connections between Newcastle and London. At a roundtable convened by Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah, attendees discussed the importance of links between the two cities and how to strengthen them before […]

Statement on Operation Sanctuary Joint Serious Case Review Report

Today the Newcastle Safeguarding Boards have published their Operation Sanctuary Joint Serious Case Review Report. It covered the whole scope of the investigation by the Northumberland police force into sexual abuse in Newcastle and the subsequent action that needs to be taken to prevent this from ever happening again. Over 462 arrests have been made […]

Chi Onwurah MP launches £10,000 competition for local schools

Chi Onwurah, Member of Parliament for Newcastle Central, has today launched a competition for schools based in her constituency to win money from a pot of £10,000. Schools based in Newcastle Central will be able to bid for the money, with up to £3,000 available for any one school. The competition will be judged by […]

Chi Onwurah MP secures Newcastle GP health summit from Minister

Chi Onwurah MP yesterday met with Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health Steve Brine MP to raise the consistency and quality of health services in Newcastle. This follows the announcement that the Ponteland Road Health Centre will be closing due to the failure of the procurement process ran by Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group. There are also […]

Dear Newcastle January 2018

UNSPOKEN at the Theatre Royal about lives interrupted and forever changed by war Parliament is back but it does seem a bit like Back to the Future with Brexit and Tory backbiting and political manoeuvring dominating the Westminster airwaves whilst up and down the country jobs are in jeopardy and public services suffer. The Prime Minister’s […]

Chi speaking at Google event in Newcastle

Android Update: The future of Android and tech in the North East Android is the world’s most popular mobile platform. To date, it is responsible for powering hundreds of millions of mobile devices in more than 190 countries. It is estimated that the Android eco-system is responsible for 207,000 jobs, contributing to the 1.2 billion […]