Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science – Empowering women to pursue STEM opportunities is essential for a thriving economy

International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Empowering women to pursue STEM opportunities is essential for a thriving economy where women’s voices are heard and valued. Great to meet so many wonderful women scientists and engineers at University of Leicester Great to be celebrating the fantastic female scientists fighting malaria & other diseases:   […]

Lack of Labour Rights to protect UK workers and businesses in CPTPP Trade Agreement

I asked the SoS if she doesn’t care about labour rights, or if she failed to negotiate them into the #CPTPP deal. The SoS said there is a labour rights chapter… but the #CPTPP has no effective mechanism to enforce fundamental labour standards to protect UK businesses & workers pic.twitter.com/wqyjypv30m — Chi Onwurah ???? (@ChiOnwurah) […]

42 per cent of children in Newcastle are growing up in poverty

Chi Onwurah  (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab) T4. This month’s Joseph Rowntree Foundation report sets out how childhood poverty impacts on educational attainment, and how the consequences last a lifetime, entrenching intergenerational poverty. Forty-two per cent of children in Newcastle are growing up in poverty. Will the Secretary of State support Labour’s call for free breakfast […]

Anger and frustration with litter and fly-tipping has grown

Chi’s 15 PLAN:  https://chionwurahmp.com/2024/01/chi-onwurahs-15-point-action-plan-for-rubbish-recycling/ Chi Onwurah question in the House of Commons to the Minister:  My constituents’ anger and frustration with litter and fly-tipping has grown as £390 million-worth of Government cuts to Newcastle City Council’s budget has impacted on services. Children in particular complain to me about having to play in rubbish. My 15-point […]