Chi Onwurah is MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central

What has Chi Onwurah been up to today?

Chi Onwurah is MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central and a member of the Labour party.

Chi Onwurah has 46406 followers on Twitter.

People on #Tyneside are facing #CostOfLivingCrisis #busfare rises & reduced services. I asked Govt the question I have asked many times before: when can we expect to see our #bus fares 'levelled down' to London rates - £1.65 to cross the entire metropolitan area (+30 miles!)

I’m thrilled to see Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in today as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court! As a former public defender, she’ll bring an invaluable perspective to the bench. I also want to thank Justice Breyer for his extraordinary public service.

At core of the #HorizonScandal was the belief that workers are dishonest & #tech infallible. Decent working people were imprisoned then made to wait years for justice, some did not live to see it. Govt must quickly deliver compensation for this horrific miscarriage of justice.

Currently at @codingblackfems #CBFFest2022 🙌🏾

“Confidence needs permission to exist and community is the safest place to try” @MsPackyetti

Seeing a role model in @ChiOnwurah, whom I wasn’t aware of until today reinforces the importance & impact of #representation

#Inclusion 🤎

BREAKING >> At least 115 UK researchers to lose their ERC grants: Nineteen researchers are leaving UK to keep their European Research Council funding. Latest data is in now @ERC_Research 29 June deadline has passed, free to read 👇

I was honoured to host a @UKLabour reception for Black, Asian and minority ethnic business leaders yesterday.

We were joined by inspiring leaders and entrepreneurs to celebrate their success.

Thanks to speakers @RachelReevesMP, @vaughangething, @Moslek_Uddin, and Serlina Boyd

#BacklogBritain means delays in the justice system, and for rape cases there is a huge mental health impact for victims, who cannot get help because of delays in the mental health system responding to their needs! Britain deserves better than this!

“Zara believed that a woman should be able to walk home.”

Please, take the time to read every word of this tribute to Zara Aleena by her family. I’m not sure I’ve read anything quite like it before.

Thank you to our attendees and to our speakers for making our biometrics launch event a success:

Matthew Ryder QC, @mryderqc
@maddiechang, lead author of Ada’s report
@ChiOnwurah MP
Alex, Citizens’ Biometrics Council
Baroness Hamwee
Fraser Sampson, @BSCCommissioner

Alex, a member of Ada's Citizens' Biometrics Council: 'We believe in this technology's potential. But there's a paradox with the ease that it can be accessed and used, compared to its effect on communities.'

Read the Council's recommendations:

.@ChiOnwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Science, Research & Digital: 'We need a regulatory framework to reflect the potential for harm as well as good.

Technology should not be something that's done to people. They should be empowered and feel in control of, and connected to it.'

Ten years of #austerity economics have slashed national and local government capacity. I asked the Minister whether he thought these cuts had left our public services in a resilient position to face #COVID and a cost of living crisis? He seemed to think they had!

@ChiOnwurah Excellent question. British women visiting one of these states who suffers a miscarriage. What are her rights? Or US women from one of these states who miscarries while she is here in UK. Would we allow data of this nature gathered in the UK to be transferred to the US?

#RoevWade #SupremeCourt decision is an attack on women's bodily autonomy & data will be on the frontline. Women's health, location, spending cld be evidence for the prosecution in the US, yet this data is freely trafficked by big #tech companies. The Minister had no response.

1) #CHOGM2020 put Rwanda under the spotlight and the country shone bright @ChiOnwurah
@hbaldwin @Pauline_Latham @PurvisTweed @JackDavid91 @NickWestcottRAS @royafrisoc
@UKParliament @BorisJohnson @UKinRwanda
@KalindaMwene @IngabireIm @albcontact

Britain’s backlog is a result of a decade of Tory mismanagement and sheer incompetence.

Britain deserves better.

The Tories must get a grip now, stop with their sticking plaster approach and sort out the bottlenecks and delays they’ve caused.

@lucyallan Can’t MP’s put up with a bit of “haranguing?” I mean he might get on people nerves a bit but that’s about the size of it. It’s hardly threatening? Or indeed he doesn’t use threatening words or behaviour. If he did, the law was sufficiently equipped to deal with it before this?

The Newcastle Youth Climate Change Summit takes place on Tuesday 5 July at The Common Room. This is a unique opportunity for young people in the city to help shape Newcastle’s climate change response.

Find out more and how to register 👉

Privilege to attend the service of thanksgiving for the life of Lord Frank Judd of Portsea. Frank was a Labour hero and a Portsmouth great. A fitting tribute to him and his public service today

Brilliant to see a room full of people passionate about UK science, as I gave opening key note @UKParliament #LinksDay22 . I stressed the #economic value of science for the whole of UK, the importance of international collaboration & the challenge & opportunity of #climatechange

😳 Very weak response from @GOVUK benches & FO Min Amanda Milling to US Abortion Rights UQ in HoC —We need far more than it’s “a backwards step”/“a matter of conscience”
Extremely lacking!!!

Right wing gov politicising womens bodies in the pursuit of culture wars! @ChiOnwurah 👏

I’m really looking forward to the discussions at Parliamentary Links Day on the theme ‘Science and International Collaboration’ with keynote talks from @ChiOnwurah, @GeorgeFreemanMP, @GregClarkMP & @uksciencechief. You can follow livestream/highlights at #LinksDay22

@ChiOnwurah: it is great to be in the same room as so many scientists and engineers. I have an engineering background and I entered science and politics for the same reason - to make the world a better place #LinksDay22

Keynote speaker at #LinksDay22 @ChiOnwurah, Shadow Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

‘Saving the planet is a huge challenge but also a huge opportunity…& is driving interest in science’

@ChiOnwurah: I believe in science for science's sake, but it is also important to recognise the economic importance of science and the role it plays in rebuilding our economy #LinksDay22

Keynote address by @ChiOnwurah who has a background in STEM as an engineer! #LinksDay22 @ChiOnwurah talking about the economic importance of #science! 🧬

@RoyalSocBio @RoySocChem @KCLcancer_pharm @KCL_Pharmacy @APS_PharmSci

Net zero is a global challenge that’s inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers - @ChiOnwurah speaking at @RoyalSocBio #LinksDay22 @SfAMtweets

Constituents sometimes ask me what difference #climatechange will make to them - well a 30-40% in rainfall increase by 2050, warmer air holds more water so when it does rain, more rain falls in a short time - so that's more #toonmonsoon events causing chaos & costing millions.

The Chronicle @ChronicleLive

Do you remember where you were when The Great Tyneside Storm hit?

My bit on Boris Johnson, world statesman, touting for someone to pay for a £150,000 treehouse for his infant son

“Science is good for the economy, growth and, as we have seen with the pandemic, health” - wise words from @ChiOnwurah shadow minister #linksday22 @britsocimm @RoyalSocBio

@ChiOnwurah: Labour wants to increase science investment, we want universities to be engines of regional growth, and we want to invest more into helping us reach net zero #LinksDay22

In a room with scientists listening to @ChiOnwurah’s talk on science and engineering (Science Super Powers) with the @BritPharmSoc banner in the background #LinksDay22 #science #pharmacology #engagement #innovation #ECRs

@ChiOnwurah: Horizon is the world's biggest science funding programme, and the added value from the collaborations supported is difficult to match #LinksDay22

“Politics and science are the twin drivers of progress” - @ChiOnwurah on the unequivocal value of #science at #LinksDay22, the largest science event on the annual Parliamentary events calendar, proudly supported by us alongside other scientific societies & organisations.

My latest #NewcastleCentral casework report is up - w added detail to reflect the impact of #Covid19 In April the top three individual issues raised by constituents were #Covid19 #Housing #UkrainianVisas

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