Levelling Up White Paper offered no new investment for the North East
Levelling Up White Paper offered no new investment for the North East

Levelling Up White Paper offered no new investment for the North East

The #LevellingUp White Paper offered no new investment for the #NorthEast, but it did have grand ‘missions’ which we now learn Ministers can change at will. I asked the MInister if this wasn’t a cheaters charter – he tried to…

Queen’s Speech is a new low even for the Tories
Queen’s Speech is a new low even for the Tories

Queen’s Speech is a new low even for the Tories

Chi Onwurah  (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab) It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Leeds East (Richard Burgon) and his passionate calls for action. I have become accustomed to feeling disappointment, dismay, despair and, at…

Government failing Physics and Girls
Government failing Physics and Girls

Government failing Physics and Girls

Chi Onwurah  (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab) On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Yesterday, in evidence to the Select Committee on Science and Technology, the chair of the Government’s Social Mobility Commission said that “physics isn’t something that girls…

A successful manufacturer – facing glycerine price rocketing – I secured a meeting with the Minister
A successful manufacturer – facing glycerine price rocketing – I secured a meeting with the Minister

A successful manufacturer – facing glycerine price rocketing – I secured a meeting with the Minister

Chi Onwurah  (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab) A successful slush syrup manufacturer in my constituency recently reformulated its recipe to reduce sugar, replacing it with glycerine as the anti-freezing agent. As a result of the war in Ukraine and covid,…

Visa Application Centres still failing Refugees
Visa Application Centres still failing Refugees

Visa Application Centres still failing Refugees

Chi Onwurah  (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab) In 2019 the all-party parliamentary group on Africa, which I chair, published a detailed and damning report on the visa application centres. Many of the points we made on outsourcing, TLScontact, digitalisation, scanning,…

Football governance delay announced by Government
Football governance delay announced by Government

Football governance delay announced by Government

Chi Onwurah  (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab) I have repeatedly raised with the Minister the impact on Newcastle United fans of the Premier League’s arrogance and lack of accountability, so I welcome his recognition of the need for reform. Will…