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…

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…

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,…

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