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…

Mega Profits but Tories still refuse to act to help ordinary people
Mega Profits but Tories still refuse to act to help ordinary people

Mega Profits but Tories still refuse to act to help ordinary people

It is incredibly worrying to hear of a rise in food parcels being issued by West End FoodBank Thank you to foodbank volunteers who go above & beyond to support people in Newcastle. Everyone living in poverty has been let…

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…

Tories continue to back dumping sewage
Tories continue to back dumping sewage

Tories continue to back dumping sewage

Under the Tories there have been Over 500 separate sewage dumps in Newcastle Central.  Yesterday UKLabour forced a vote on ending the Tory Sewage Scandal at no cost to households. Tory MPs voted against this,. So Tories are again supporting…

Constituents & those with family & friends in Sudan
Constituents & those with family & friends in Sudan

Constituents & those with family & friends in Sudan

Constituents & those with family & friends in Sudan: Please ensure you register your presence by filling out this form: https://register.service.csd.fcdo.gov.uk/sudan-20230422/register-your-presence-in-sudan-with-fcdo   It is important that you fill out one form for every British national.   My caseworkers are on…

Better bus services for tomorrow, but tomorrow never comes — much like the buses
Better bus services for tomorrow, but tomorrow never comes — much like the buses

Better bus services for tomorrow, but tomorrow never comes — much like the buses

Again & again Tories promise better #BusServices tomorrow, but tomorrow never comes – much like the buses. I asked the Minister when he would deliver better buses for #Newcastle & hold bus companies to account for the atrocious level of…