Working class people, women and people of colour most impacted by extra costs of getting qualifications
Working class people, women and people of colour most impacted by extra costs of getting qualifications

Working class people, women and people of colour most impacted by extra costs of getting qualifications

Most PhD students take longer than the time they are funded to complete their research, and some don’t even earn a living wage. This impacts working class people, women and people of colour most. Minister admitted the government doesn’t even…

Chi backs Mencap ‘Listen To Us’ campaign
Chi backs Mencap ‘Listen To Us’ campaign

Chi backs Mencap ‘Listen To Us’ campaign

Chi backs Mencap ‘Listen To Us’ campaign Chi Onwurah MP for Newcastle Central is backing ‘Listen To Us’  campaign by the learning disability charity Mencap. Last week Chi attended a Parliamentary event to learn about Mencap’s new report exploring isolation…

PM’s second ethical advisor resigns – when will he get the message?
PM’s second ethical advisor resigns – when will he get the message?

PM’s second ethical advisor resigns – when will he get the message?

I cant think of a one instance where a leader’s #ethical #advisor resigned – twice!  – and that leader remained in place. The PM can’t maintain a working relationship w ethical advice so i asked how many more resignations it…

Government fails to promote trade with Commonwealth
Government fails to promote trade with Commonwealth

Government fails to promote trade with Commonwealth

Next week’s Commonwealth Heads of Government CHOGM2022 meeting in Rwanda is an excellent opportunity to promote trade. Diaspora communities in #Newcastle & across UK play a key role in growing that trade with their familial & friendship links. I asked…

Backlog Britain is hitting Newcastle Central hard
Backlog Britain is hitting Newcastle Central hard

Backlog Britain is hitting Newcastle Central hard

Backlog Britain is hitting Newcastle Central hard with long waits for responses, passports, asylum decisions etc. Yet Home Office is spending over £100million on its Rwanda policy, as inhumane as it is workable. I told the Home Secretary she needs…

Government fails to fund repairs for social housing after Storm Arwen
Government fails to fund repairs for social housing after Storm Arwen

Government fails to fund repairs for social housing after Storm Arwen

Many constituents contacted me about #StormArwen & delays in repairs. Government admit they provided no extra funds to maintain housing standards in the face of unprecedented storm damage, after 12 yrs of austerity. They’re not fixing the roof when the…

Home Office failing as17,000 emails wait for a response for MP’s constituents.
Home Office failing as17,000 emails wait for a response for MP’s constituents.

Home Office failing as17,000 emails wait for a response for MP’s constituents.

The Minister says that the Home Office terrible performance in responding to MP’s emails is due to crises in Afghanistan and Ukraine, but their figures show only 52% responses on target months before the Afghan crisis. 17,000 emails awaiting a…

Government states they were not involved in the sale of NUFC but…..
Government states they were not involved in the sale of NUFC but…..

Government states they were not involved in the sale of NUFC but…..

In response to my written question the Government have confirmed that they were not involved in “commercial discussions on the sale of Newcastle United Football Club” whilst saying Ministers “kept in touch with both parties involved in the potential acquisition”…

British Science being left on the shelf
British Science being left on the shelf

British Science being left on the shelf

Chi Onwurah (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab) British business depends on British science for long-term national growth, and the No. 1 issue facing British scientists right now is our participation in the world’s largest science funding programme—the European Union’s £95…