Make the ARTS more accessible
Make the ARTS more accessible

Make the ARTS more accessible

NE cultural orgs like @TheatreRoyalNew @NTR_PROJECTA & @inharmonyNE West Newcastle Symphony Orchestra open arts to working class & regional talent. But they are over-subscribed &/or funding is threatened. I asked for a debate on how Govt will make Arts more…

Prime Minsiter dithers on Horizon Europe
Prime Minsiter dithers on Horizon Europe

Prime Minsiter dithers on Horizon Europe

The #HorizonEurope saga drags on and on. Team Sunak was visibly shaken in the House of Commons as his dithering was exposed. Watch to the end for the emptiest of answers. pic.twitter.com/prdNRw4ksI — Chi Onwurah ???? (@ChiOnwurah) July 20, 2023…

The Horizon Post Office Scandal is one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in this country
The Horizon Post Office Scandal is one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in this country

The Horizon Post Office Scandal is one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in this country

The Horizon Post Office Scandal is one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in this country. Sir Wyn's report confirms that the compensation schemes for postmasters are a mess. I asked the govt if they would sort out the process…

Bicentenary of the founding of Robert Stephenson & Co. – the importance of celebrating our city and region’s industrial heritage – I asked what the Government was doing to support this
Bicentenary of the founding of Robert Stephenson & Co. – the importance of celebrating our city and region’s industrial heritage –  I asked what the Government was doing to support this

Bicentenary of the founding of Robert Stephenson & Co. – the importance of celebrating our city and region’s industrial heritage – I asked what the Government was doing to support this

On the bicentenary year of the founding of Robert Stephenson and Company's factory in Newcastle, the world's first locomotive factory, I led a debate on the importance of celebrating our city and region's industrial heritage, asking what the Govt was…

Tories have cut Policing in the North East
Tories have cut Policing in the North East

Tories have cut Policing in the North East

By redeploying existing officers @NorthumbriaPCC has put an extra 134 police officers into neighbourhoods.???????? But she can't replace the 1,100 officers & £148m the Tories have cut from the #NorthEast Govt tried to claim police numbers were up but the…

Why won’t the Tories fix the the asylum system?
Why won’t the Tories fix the the asylum system?

Why won’t the Tories fix the the asylum system?

The Tories failed spectacularly on the economy & now courts have found their Rwanda asylum policy to be illegal – as well as immoral & eye-wateringly expensive. I asked the Home Sec to fix the asylum system rather than outsource…

Convicted for shoplifting with recommended sentence of 15 months but imprisoned for 17 years!
Convicted for shoplifting with recommended sentence of 15 months but imprisoned for 17 years!

Convicted for shoplifting with recommended sentence of 15 months but imprisoned for 17 years!

Aged 17 my constituent Danny was convicted of shoplifting with a recommended sentence of 15 months. 17 years later he has only just been granted parole. I asked the Minister for cross-party discussions on IPP reform, w all voices heard…

Government must do much more to help Veterans to get good jobs
Government must do much more to help Veterans to get good jobs

Government must do much more to help Veterans to get good jobs

The #ArmedForces teach valuable skills, embedded in the Army's Holistic Approach to Transition But 50% more #veterans are claiming Universal Credit as some struggle to get good jobs. I asked the Govt why they have halved the number of Veterans…

Active Travel ness Government funding and must include reliable bus services
Active Travel ness Government funding and must include reliable bus services

Active Travel ness Government funding and must include reliable bus services

I'm pleased that @NewcastleCC's E-scooters trial has passed a million miles of use in and around Newcastle. That's why it's a real pity that the Government has slashed funding for active transport, and left funding for buses, cycling and walking…