Chi’s questions for Minister on media diversity

Following a constructive and informative debate in Parliament last week, Chi wrapped-up the session with some closing remarks and questions for Ed Vaizey, the Minister for Culture. Chi has since put the questions in writing to the Minister and will publish the response here. Chi’s remarks in the debate are below:   Chi Onwurah: Thank […]

My nomination for Deputy Leader

Two weeks ago I wrote a blog setting out why  Labour’s defeat had led me to the conclusion, amongst many, that we needed a broad debate in our leadership and deputy leadership contests, one that reached out to all those who voted for us, and those who didn’t. A debate which spoke to the UKIP […]

Chi’s initial thoughts on Labour’s defeat

This article was written by Chi and published on LabourList. We should focus on those we seek to serve On Friday Newcastle Labour held its traditional post election do to thank the volunteers who had worked so hard and, in my case, delivered a 9.1% swing to Labour.  Waking up in a state of stunned disbelief […]

Top tips to stay safe for online sales

Every year the sales seem to star earlier and earlier, competing with Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Panic Saturday or whatever new terms being invented for what we used to just call the Christmas rush. But some of the January sales still do start in January and the period between Christmas and the return to work […]

MPs Report November 2014

Newcastle United Supporters Trust launch of partnership with local credit unions Dear Newcastle November 2014 Like the Olympics, Fenwicks Christmas windows just get better and better, it always gives me pleasure to see the eager queues of parents and children – well perhaps the children are more eager than the parents – patiently waiting their […]

Full Text From My Speech At Procurex North, 29/4/14

Importance of procurement to taxpayer and economy   Thank you for inviting me here. It’s a real pleasure to be in Manchester for Procurex North. Though of course for a Geordie this is really coming down South. Thanks to the rail network – and I am missing the HS2 debate to be here –  it’s […]

Re-shaping public procurement to deliver key social and economic objectives

A Labour Prime Minister entering Downing Street in just over a year’s time will not have any more money to spend.  Three years of stagnating growth has robbed us of any chance of being able to increase expenditure. But we will have to do more, because quite frankly this Government is wasting the talents and […]

Same Sex Marriage

  Dear Thank you for writing to me about the government’s MARRIAGE (SAME SEX COUPLES) BILL.  I am very sorry that you are concerned about my decision to vote in support of same sex marriage. I know that this issue has caused genuine concern for a number of constituents, indeed for a number of constituents […]

Chi takes up a new shadow ministerial role in the Cabinet Office team

Chi Onwurah MP for Newcastle Central has been asked by Ed Miliband to take up a new shadow ministerial role in labour’s Cabinet Office team.  Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party said: “ Chi Onwurah has done a great job on the Shadow Business, Innovation and Skills team, and is now […]

Young Democracy: 2012 country visit report of the all-party parliamentary group on Nigeria

Chi in Abuja

 As a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Nigeria, Chi joined a delegation to the country on a fact-finding mission, travelling to Lagos, Minna and Abuja in April.   This is the report of the delegation’s discussions and observations from the visit. With a particular focus on Nigeria’s youth population, this report considers the […]