The Asylum Process is broken with long delays & plummeting decision rates
The Asylum Process is broken with long delays & plummeting decision rates

The Asylum Process is broken with long delays & plummeting decision rates

Chi Onwurah  Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab) Between 2015 and 2020, the number of asylum applications decided early stayed constant at about 30,000, but the proportion decided within the Secretary of State’s six-month target plummeted from 80% to 17%, despite…

Prime Minister’s apology for Law Breaking is not accepted
Prime Minister’s apology for Law Breaking is not accepted

Prime Minister’s apology for Law Breaking is not accepted

Chi Onwurah  (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab) Many Newcastle upon Tyne Central residents have contacted me to share precious moments missed, and have charged me with holding the Prime Minister to account. They do not accept his apology, because they…

Chi pays tribute to Bangladeshi constituents on anniversary of War of Liberation
Chi pays tribute to Bangladeshi constituents on anniversary of War of Liberation

Chi pays tribute to Bangladeshi constituents on anniversary of War of Liberation

Chi was invited to contribute to a Voice for Global Bangladeshis event marking the contribution of Bangladeshi’s in the UK to the War of Liberation 50 years ago. She highlighted Ahmed Kutub and Abu Lais, who both lived in Newcastle…

Science and tech can improve our lives: unleash British innovation
Science and tech can improve our lives: unleash British innovation

Science and tech can improve our lives: unleash British innovation

A quick note on Science in the #SpringBudget – lots of talk, no (constructive) action The Chancellor backtracked on tax credits for overseas R&D. In Autumn budget, he said that govt would ‘refocus the reliefs towards #innovation in the UK’,…