Public money going to private bus companies for terrible services
Public money going to private bus companies for terrible services

Public money going to private bus companies for terrible services

I want to share with you this email from a constituent in response to my campaign to improve the quality of & information on Bus Services in Newcastle. Public money is going to private bus companies for terrible services. She…

Women in the Armed Forces failing to get the help they need
Women in the Armed Forces failing to get the help they need

Women in the Armed Forces failing to get the help they need

The NE is proud of our servicemen & women & NE Charity @ForwardAssist1 showed women veterans did not get the mental health support they need especially given the level of sexual harassment they experienced. But the Minister didn't seem to…

Failing Private Rail companies are rewarded
Failing Private Rail companies are rewarded

Failing Private Rail companies are rewarded

Chi Onwurah  (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab) Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. Why does the Minister insist on rewarding private sector failure—Avanti or TransPennine Express—with more public money, while refusing to invest in transformative public transport services such as Northern…

Bus Services in Newcastle – passengers views
Bus Services in Newcastle – passengers views

Bus Services in Newcastle – passengers views

After meeting Stagecoach North East, I asked Newcastle residents to verify their claims on the quality of Bus Services. I will be taking people’s answers to the Transport Secretary of State . 87.4% of respondents didn’t agree with Stagecoach’s assessment…

Will the commitment to fully implement Northern Powerhouse Rail would last?
Will the commitment to fully implement Northern Powerhouse Rail would last?

Will the commitment to fully implement Northern Powerhouse Rail would last?

As the birthplace of British Railways, #Newcastle bid to be the home of Great British Railways – but the Tories are now delaying it. I asked if the last PMs commitment to fully implement Northern Powerhouse Rail would last pic.twitter.com/sJsLQ298ME…

The British public deserve a proper say on the country’s future.
The British public deserve a proper say on the country’s future.

The British public deserve a proper say on the country’s future.

After 12 years of Tory failure, the people of Newcastle deserve so much better than a revolving door of Conservative chaos. The British public deserve a proper say on the country’s future. We need a #GeneralElectionNow. My statement on the…

Bus passengers rightly complained about atrocious levels of services
Bus passengers rightly complained about atrocious levels of services

Bus passengers rightly complained about atrocious levels of services

#NewcastleCentral #bus passengers have complained to me about atrocious levels of services eg elderly & frail forced to wait for hours at bus stops without info. I asked the Transport Secretary to meet me to sort it out – she…