Asylum seekers – waiting over one year – now given 20 days to return questionnaire of 50 questions – many already answered over 12 months ago
Asylum seekers – waiting over one year – now given 20 days to return questionnaire of 50 questions – many already answered over 12 months ago

Asylum seekers – waiting over one year – now given 20 days to return questionnaire of 50 questions – many already answered over 12 months ago

Asylum-seeking constituents have been sent a 50 Questions questionnaire threatening their removal if it is not returned in 20 days. This is despite those same applicants having waited well over 1 year for a decision on their claim and with…

Labour will make the UK a clean energy superpower
Labour will make the UK a clean energy superpower

Labour will make the UK a clean energy superpower

“Technological innovation is crucial to securing a prosperous and green future – and the Labour Party knows that the transition to net zero and economic growth go hand in hand.”  Me in Politics Home: https://www.politicshome.com/thehouse/article/labour-make-britain-clean-energy-superpower-innovation-tech-crucial-succeed

Afghan refugees – who supported our Forces – may be made homeless
Afghan refugees – who supported our Forces – may be made homeless

Afghan refugees – who supported our Forces – may be made homeless

Tories claim they will move resettled Afghans from hotels to "perfectly suitable #housing". I asked how, given Newcastle has a desperate shortage of housing. The Minister couldn't rule out making homeless the very Afghan refugees who risked their lives supporting…

Black children systematically treated as adults & denied basic rights
Black children systematically treated as adults & denied basic rights

Black children systematically treated as adults & denied basic rights

The @ChildrensComm found police are strip searching children as young as 8 & not following the rules. I asked the Minister about Adultification in our justice system where black children are systematically treated as adults & denied basic rights. Didn't…

WASPI – Women Against State Pension Inequality
WASPI – Women Against State Pension Inequality

WASPI – Women Against State Pension Inequality

It was great to meet with WASPI women, Newcastle Waspi, to discuss the impact of DWP maladministration on their lives and their campaign for fair and fast compensation. It’s vital that we secure justice for WASPI women to put right…

This World Water Day, Labour has a plan to clean up the Tory sewage scandal:
This World Water Day, Labour has a plan to clean up the Tory sewage scandal:

This World Water Day, Labour has a plan to clean up the Tory sewage scandal:

Between 2017-2021, there was a sewage spill every 23 minutes in the North East This World Water Day, Labour has a plan to clean up the Tory sewage scandal: Automatic fines and mandatory monitoring. Tough sanctions for failing water bosses.…

Tories in 13 years have cut £300 million from Newcastle City Council Council’s budget and totally failed to provide the services people need
Tories in 13 years have cut £300 million from Newcastle City Council Council’s budget and totally failed to provide the services people need

Tories in 13 years have cut £300 million from Newcastle City Council Council’s budget and totally failed to provide the services people need

After 13 years of Tory economic failure what #NewcastleCentral desperately needs – is change. In the #NorthEast real terms wages are on average 3% lower today than when Labour left office in 2010. Prices have gone up. Wages have not.…

Under the Tories, wages in the North East are 3% lower than they were in 2010 – But prices and bills are through the roof!
Under the Tories, wages in the North East are 3% lower than they were in 2010 – But prices and bills are through the roof!

Under the Tories, wages in the North East are 3% lower than they were in 2010 – But prices and bills are through the roof!

Under the Tories, wages in the North East are 3% lower than they were in 2010. The #NorthEast needs a long-term industrial strategy, delivered by a Labour government, to kickstart our economy and tackle inequalities, not more sticking plaster politics.…

Tory sticking plaster budget will make no difference to the 13 years of misery this Government has put Newcastle through
Tory sticking plaster budget will make no difference to the 13 years of misery this Government has put Newcastle through

Tory sticking plaster budget will make no difference to the 13 years of misery this Government has put Newcastle through

13 Years of Tory Failure    Low Growth Low Wages High Prices My statement on the Budget 2023 :