Women Engineers can Change the World
Women Engineers can Change the World

Women Engineers can Change the World

@ChiOnwurah is (we think!) the ONLY #charteredengineer MP in @UKParliament. We think that's a shame – and a problem – for #ukmfg. But it's great to hear her telling young women that a career in #engineering gives them the chance…

Late payments to small businesses – now total £20billion! Costing them £684million!
Late payments to small businesses – now total £20billion! Costing them £684million!

Late payments to small businesses – now total £20billion! Costing them £684million!

£20bn is currently held up in late payments. More than the entire science budget! It should be flowing into small businesses, instead they have to spend time & money chasing it. I asked the Govt to follow Labour's policy &…

Half the children in Newcastle upon Tyne Central are growing up in poverty
Half the children in Newcastle upon Tyne Central are growing up in poverty

Half the children in Newcastle upon Tyne Central are growing up in poverty

????Food parcels to #NorthEast children have risen 250%.????Child homelessness is up 56% last year.⏳Children face a five-month wait for mental health treatment. Why are the Tories making it so hard for our kids? pic.twitter.com/8bysODld2B — Chi Onwurah ???? (@ChiOnwurah) May 18, 2023 Chi …

Vulnerable most at risk in Emergencies
Vulnerable most at risk in Emergencies

Vulnerable most at risk in Emergencies

In emergencies the vulnerable are most likely to need help, they are also most likely to suffer #DigitalExclusion. The Tories haven't produced a digital inclusion strategy since 2014 so I asked the Govt what they are doing to make a…

To tackle regional inequalities and compete on a national stage, we need a national industrial strategy
To tackle regional inequalities and compete on a national stage, we need a national industrial strategy

To tackle regional inequalities and compete on a national stage, we need a national industrial strategy

Both @UKLabour & @MakeUK_ believe that to tackle regional inequality, compete on the global stage & deliver high paid jobs, we need an Industrial Strategy. But when I asked the Tory Minister about it he couldn't even mention 'industrial strategy'…

Government science spending favours London and the South East – so our Regions miss out!
Government science spending favours London and the South East – so our Regions miss out!

Government science spending favours London and the South East – so our Regions miss out!

At @SciTechgovuk Qs, I asked the SoS if the Tories were counting Horizon replacement money as new British science spending. She didn't know the answer. But whilst the Tories cook the books on science our regional powerhouses miss out. It's…

NHS dentistry access has become almost impossible for so many
NHS dentistry access has become almost impossible for so many

NHS dentistry access has become almost impossible for so many

Access to NHS Dentistry is almost impossible for many constituents. There is a new generation in #Newcastle who have never had access to dentistry. As well as causing pain and suffering now, the Tories are also building up additional cost…

Ukraine – a lesson – we need to be ready
Ukraine – a lesson – we need to be ready

Ukraine – a lesson – we need to be ready

The courage & determination of the Ukrainian people in the face of Putin's aggression is an inspiration to all. It also challenges us – we must maintain our military & humanitarian support. That means backfilling our military stockpiles. But Govt…

Sudan – a consistent and humane approach is urgently needed
Sudan – a consistent and humane approach is urgently needed

Sudan – a consistent and humane approach is urgently needed

The Sudanese diaspora in Britain & Brits in Sudan are particularly impacted by the conflict there. My office is receiving desperate casework which recalls the chaotic evacuation of Kabul. I asked the Foreign Sec to work w the Home Office…