Tyne Bridge must be refurbished
Tyne Bridge must be refurbished

Tyne Bridge must be refurbished

Our lovely #TyneBridge is a #NorthEast icon & a critical part of our #transport infrastructure. It must be refurbished, but we can't take more transport disruption after years of Tory underinvestment. I secured an urgent meeting with the Transport Minister…

We need the long promised China Strategy
We need the long promised China Strategy

We need the long promised China Strategy

The PM says our relationship w #China will be characterised by 'robust pragmatism'. That won't help biz, universities, journalists or activists facing difficult choices over China. I told the Minister we don't need another hollow slogan, we need the long-promised…

British Science uncertainty risks jobs & businesses
British Science uncertainty risks jobs & businesses

British Science uncertainty risks jobs & businesses

British Scientists are still having to choose between the country they love and the funding they need as #Horizon uncertainty risks jobs & businesses. But the Science Minister thinks it's all fine & Britain is playing a different game. pic.twitter.com/39MQynJsQw…

Residents are being hugely undermined by atrocious bus services
Residents are being hugely undermined by atrocious bus services

Residents are being hugely undermined by atrocious bus services

Atrocious bus services are undermining the lives of so many in #Newcastle. Today, I asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he would keep the promise of the last SoS to meet with me urgently. He didn't bother to…

Innovation is the way we drive growth
Innovation is the way we drive growth

Innovation is the way we drive growth

“Innovation is the way we drive growth.” 🚀 Says @RishiSunak in response to @ChiOnwurah question on 🇬🇧 association to Horizon Europe. pic.twitter.com/WDMNDEZCpL — University APPG (@universityappg) November 18, 2022   The PM did say lots of lovely things about Science…

Debate in Parliament to highlight the unique Newcastle charity Families in Care
Debate in Parliament to highlight the unique Newcastle charity Families in Care

Debate in Parliament to highlight the unique Newcastle charity Families in Care

I called a debate on the unique Newcastle charity Families in Care who offer support for birth parents through the adoption process. I asked Government t to work with them so more areas can benefit from their model. Demand is…