Queen’s Speech is a new low even for the Tories
Queen’s Speech is a new low even for the Tories

Queen’s Speech is a new low even for the Tories

Chi Onwurah  (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab) It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Leeds East (Richard Burgon) and his passionate calls for action. I have become accustomed to feeling disappointment, dismay, despair and, at…

Government failing Physics and Girls
Government failing Physics and Girls

Government failing Physics and Girls

Chi Onwurah  (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab) On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Yesterday, in evidence to the Select Committee on Science and Technology, the chair of the Government’s Social Mobility Commission said that “physics isn’t something that girls…

A successful manufacturer – facing glycerine price rocketing – I secured a meeting with the Minister
A successful manufacturer – facing glycerine price rocketing – I secured a meeting with the Minister

A successful manufacturer – facing glycerine price rocketing – I secured a meeting with the Minister

Chi Onwurah  (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab) A successful slush syrup manufacturer in my constituency recently reformulated its recipe to reduce sugar, replacing it with glycerine as the anti-freezing agent. As a result of the war in Ukraine and covid,…

Visa Application Centres still failing Refugees
Visa Application Centres still failing Refugees

Visa Application Centres still failing Refugees

Chi Onwurah  (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab) In 2019 the all-party parliamentary group on Africa, which I chair, published a detailed and damning report on the visa application centres. Many of the points we made on outsourcing, TLScontact, digitalisation, scanning,…

Football governance delay announced by Government
Football governance delay announced by Government

Football governance delay announced by Government

Chi Onwurah  (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab) I have repeatedly raised with the Minister the impact on Newcastle United fans of the Premier League’s arrogance and lack of accountability, so I welcome his recognition of the need for reform. Will…

US – UK Trade Deal ensure a worker voice at every trade meeting and discussion
US – UK Trade Deal ensure a worker voice at every trade meeting and discussion

US – UK Trade Deal ensure a worker voice at every trade meeting and discussion

Chi Onwurah (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab) During the recent British-American Parliamentary Group trade and security delegation to the US, we received the unequivocal message that any US-UK trade deal would have to be worker-centric. We also heard that the…

The Asylum Process is broken with long delays & plummeting decision rates
The Asylum Process is broken with long delays & plummeting decision rates

The Asylum Process is broken with long delays & plummeting decision rates

Chi Onwurah  Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab) Between 2015 and 2020, the number of asylum applications decided early stayed constant at about 30,000, but the proportion decided within the Secretary of State’s six-month target plummeted from 80% to 17%, despite…

Prime Minister’s apology for Law Breaking is not accepted
Prime Minister’s apology for Law Breaking is not accepted

Prime Minister’s apology for Law Breaking is not accepted

Chi Onwurah  (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab) Many Newcastle upon Tyne Central residents have contacted me to share precious moments missed, and have charged me with holding the Prime Minister to account. They do not accept his apology, because they…

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