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Labour Member of Parliament for Newcastle Central Shadow Minister Science Research & Innovation For constituency casework email me: chi.onwurah.mp@parliament.uk
Sep 17, 2020 5 tweets 4 min read
As #COVID19 cases rise in the #NorthEast new measures have been put in place. Everyone has their part to play & Govt must play its part too, supporting people to do the right thing & get #TestandTrace working Image I know these measures will cause concern and involve sacrifices for many of my constituents. It is essential that we do everything that we can to stop the spread of the virus.

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Aug 20, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
Thanks to everyone who has signed my #NUFC petition already - over 10,000 of you! But there has been some discussion over what it will & won't do so I have clarified that chionwurahmp.com/2020/08/press-… I will present the petition @UKParliament Govt is *obliged* to respond to me. @HoCpetitions (chaired by @CatMcKinnell ) considers Govt response & can recommend further action inc Select Committee scrutiny or Parliamentary Debate. So it keeps pressure on Govt & @premierleague
Aug 17, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
"The #OFQUAL #algorithm is a gross misuse of statistics... there is a special place in hell for those who use maths to hide rather than reveal the truth, this algorithm is hiding the achievement of this generation of young people." my @ChronicleLive blog chroniclelive.co.uk/news/news-opin… Most people now think the #AlevelResults should not stand, whether the Govt will recognise that or not is another matter. But we shouldn't blame #algorithms for this huge injustice - like most technology they are neither good nor bad in themselves
Aug 13, 2020 5 tweets 4 min read
Good luck & best wishes to all those receiving their #AlevelResults & #vocational results today in #Newcastle & across the country. You have faced challenges no other year group has had to endure. You are to be congratulated in everything you achieve. Hearing VERY WORRYING examples of #Newcastle #AlevelResults slashed by nationally imposed #algorithm that does not reflect individual achievement. Constituents who have suffered unfair grade cuts, get in touch. We can't allow young people's & our city's future to be so damaged.
Aug 11, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
Today Labour launches "Our Digital Future" - a consultation looking at one of the most pressing and inspiring challenges of our times - an online world which is safer, fairer and more inclusive. To make this future a reality, we need your input. 1/5 Digital is now at the heart of almost every policy area but it is not really ‘for everyone’. How can we promote digital innovation across all UK regions and nations? How can we ensure it generates good, fulfilling jobs for everyone as we build back, better? 2/5
Jul 31, 2020 6 tweets 7 min read
My summer #NewcastleCentral constituency report now posted - check out what I've been up to in #Newcastle & @UKParliament including who I've been meeting! #OpenData #OpenMP chionwurahmp.com/2020/07/mps-re… My latest #NewcastleCentral casework report is also up - w added detail to reflect the impact of #Covid19 In June the top three individual issues raised by constituents were #Covid19UK #Housing, #Crime & #Policing chionwurahmp.com/2020/07/indivi…
#OpenMP #OpenData
Jul 16, 2020 8 tweets 3 min read
It has been clear for some time that there were big Qs on Huawei in our country’s telecoms network. Govt approach to 5G decisions and to our national security has been incomprehensibly negligent 1/8 In January, the Foreign Secretary said Govt would legislate at earliest opportunity on High Risk Vendors. Then they refused to work with Labour or their own backbenchers to enable this to happen. That now seems very short sighted 2/8
Jul 10, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
Oliver Dowdon claiming in @ComputerWeekly the Government's 'success' in data sharing during the pandemic should be the basis for our future data economy is deeply troubling: bit.ly/2ZkBVKp The claim they have been sharing data effectively with local authorities will come as a surprise to the local authorities complaining about lack of access to test results.
Jun 15, 2020 4 tweets 5 min read
My latest #NewcastleCentral casework report is up - w added detail to reflect the impact of #Covid19 In May the top three individual issues raised by constituents were #COVID19 #Housing #Immigration chionwurahmp.com/2020/06/indivi…
#OpenMP #OpenData The top three #Covid19 Individual Issues raised by constituents in May were Employment, Self employed, Stranded abroad
Jun 12, 2020 4 tweets 5 min read
My latest #NewcastleCentral casework report is up - w added detailed to reflect the impact of #Covid19 In May the top three individual issues raised by constituents #COVID19 #Housing #Immigration chionwurahmp.com/2020/06/indivi…
#OpenMP #OpenData The top three #Covid19 Individual Issues raised by constituents in May were Employment, Self employed, Stranded abroad
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May 18, 2020 4 tweets 6 min read
My latest #NewcastleCentral casework report is up - w added detailed to reflect the impact of #Covid19 In April the top three individual issues raised by constituents #COVID19 #Housing #Immigration chionwurahmp.com/2020/05/indivi…
#OpenMP #OpenData Of all the #Covid19 Individual Issues raised by constituents in April 2020 the top three were #Employment, #SmallBusinesses #Benefits #NewcastleCentral #OpenMP
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May 4, 2020 40 tweets 22 min read
#ToonTownHall live now with @nufctrust and streaming via YouTube Image Excited to hear what @nufctrust, @IanMearnsMP, @mercan_resifi (Hatice Cengiz), @GhanemAlmasarir, Jameela Khan from @AmnestyUK, @stevewraith, Steve Hastie and many @NUFC fans have to say
Apr 23, 2020 9 tweets 12 min read
For #NorthEastHour here are the fantastic business celebrated so far as part of the #ToonOnline campaign. Please continue to share the great local businesses that have moved online to keep us all safe during the #lockdown. Use the hashtags #OnlineLocal #ToonOnline #ShopLocal Image Usually found at the @graingermarket1 , fantastic North East based artist Laura @ToshtliUsagi is selling her work online, check her out over at:
facebook.com/lauratorreslau#ShopLocal #OnlineLocal #ToonOnline #NorthEastHour
Apr 17, 2020 5 tweets 6 min read
Many Newcastle based businesses have moved online during the lockdown & don’t get the ‘footfall’ that they usually would from shoppers in the town. I'm going to celebrate #OnlineLocal retailers and support local businesses! #ToonOnline #ShopLocal Image
Apr 10, 2020 4 tweets 5 min read
Many of the brilliant craft stalls & traders who are in @graingermarket1 in normal times have moved online to keep trading & #SocialDistancing They need our support, so I'll be doing shoutouts to any who give me their online address. #ShopLocal First up Nines Soaps Works, always a welcome sight & smell in @graingermarket1 now their handmade soaps & bath salts can be found at facebook.com/The-Nines-Soap… #ShopLocal #LocalOnline #thebigsupport
Mar 22, 2020 5 tweets 4 min read
We are so lucky in #Newcastle to have such fantastic #NHS hospitals, clinics & GP services with so many dedicated staff making sacrifices all the time to keep us healthy & make us better, I want to express my thanks to all of them at this difficult time @NHSMillion We have to do all we can to help them to help us & right now that means following the public health advice, whatever your age, #StayAtHome #WashYourHands #HelpEachOther
Mar 13, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
Everyone is talking about #Coronavirus now The best way to protect yourself & others is to wash your hands regularly. There is a lot of advice available online from Govt, #NHS & @NewcastleCC (see below) Don't forget to look out for the vulnerable & isolated in your community gov.uk/government/top…