Afghan crisis – no response from Government
Afghan crisis – no response from Government

Afghan crisis – no response from Government

Chi Onwurah (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab) My constituent queued for 20 hours to get into the Baron hotel; she was trying to protect her baby daughter from the Taliban, who were firing shots and using tear gas. She was…

The poorer you are, the higher the rate of inflation
The poorer you are, the higher the rate of inflation

The poorer you are, the higher the rate of inflation

Chi Onwurah  (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab) As the campaigner Jack Monroe has highlighted, and as Newcastle’s West End food bank sees in practice, the cruel truth is that the poorer you are, the higher the rate of inflation you…

When will Newcastle get buses of same quality & price as London?
When will Newcastle get buses of same quality & price as London?

When will Newcastle get buses of same quality & price as London?

Buses are so important in #NewcastleCentral yet too often my constituents are left waiting for overpriced bus services that might not turn up & its getting worse!   But the Minister couldn’t tell me when or if we will ever get…

Levelling Up White Paper offered no new investment for the North East
Levelling Up White Paper offered no new investment for the North East

Levelling Up White Paper offered no new investment for the North East

The #LevellingUp White Paper offered no new investment for the #NorthEast, but it did have grand ‘missions’ which we now learn Ministers can change at will. I asked the MInister if this wasn’t a cheaters charter – he tried to…

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,…