HORIZON Europe – British Science still locked out
HORIZON Europe – British Science still locked out

HORIZON Europe – British Science still locked out

It has been 127 weeks of uncertainty, delay, and broken promises since the Tories us out of #HorizonEurope costing research & jobs. I asked the Minister if, as reported, demands for a future failure discount were stalling negotiations on rejoining…

Realising the North East’s Potential
Realising the North East’s Potential

Realising the North East’s Potential

50,000 children in the #NorthEast have been pulled into poverty by the Tories in the last 9 years. Our region has fantastic potential, so I asked the Govt for a debate on the regional industrial strategy we need to give…

We need to create a culture of innovation in the UK so that we can all benefit from sustainable prosperity and growth
We need to create a culture of innovation in the UK so that we can all benefit from sustainable prosperity and growth

We need to create a culture of innovation in the UK so that we can all benefit from sustainable prosperity and growth

At Google (@Theteamatx) in Silicon Valley to see the radical tech they are developing to solve some of the world's hardest problems. We discussed how @UKLabour can create a culture of innovation in the UK so that we can all…

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 &…