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,…

I spoke for many in condemning the horrific massacre of 81 people in SaudiArabia
I spoke for many in condemning the horrific massacre of 81 people in SaudiArabia

I spoke for many in condemning the horrific massacre of 81 people in SaudiArabia

I spoke for many Newcastle Central constituents & NUFC fans in condemning the horrific massacre of 81 people in #SaudiArabia. Fans have no control over the ownership of clubs, but the govt has control & influence on who it trades…

Home Secretary offers no hope to refugees fleeing Ukraine
Home Secretary offers no hope to refugees fleeing Ukraine

Home Secretary offers no hope to refugees fleeing Ukraine

The contrast between ordinary Ukrainians fighting & fleeing for their lives & the Home Secretary’s condescending, complacent refugee statement is deeply troubling especially given failures over Afghans & asylum. She responded in the same manner when I asked about my…

This fractured Tory Government can’t deliver a workable #Brexit deal – Labour’s alternative
This fractured Tory Government can’t deliver a workable #Brexit deal – Labour’s alternative

This fractured Tory Government can’t deliver a workable #Brexit deal – Labour’s alternative

On @vicderbyshire prrogramme I talked about why this car-crash, which the fractured Tory Government can’t deliver a workable #Brexit deal – & Labour’s alternative  

It was great to visit the Royal Mail sorting office on Forth Street
It was great to visit the Royal Mail sorting office on Forth Street

It was great to visit the Royal Mail sorting office on Forth Street

    On #PostalWorkersDay it was great to visit the @RoyalMail sorting office on Forth Street in #Newcastle to see the hard work that goes into making Christmas merry & mail-filled for everyone!

North East manufacturing supply chains – depend on our being part of EU #CustomsUnion 
North East manufacturing supply chains –  depend on our being part of EU #CustomsUnion 

North East manufacturing supply chains – depend on our being part of EU #CustomsUnion 

I told the Minister North East manufacturing supply chains – and jobs! – depend on our being part of EU #CustomsUnion He claimed it’s May’s botched deal or no deal but we say British people deserve better than that: