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Chi Onwurah MP

Chi Onwurah is MP for Newcastle Central and Shadow Cabinet Office Minster.

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Labour’s Britain: Future digital

Chi Onwurah MP

The next government will be the most digital ever. But it will only be progressive if it’s a Labour government. Labour’s history, our roots, are in the empowerment of people. All too often government is something done to the people. Digital government must not be like this. I worked in ICT for 23 years before I entered…

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2014, Labour’s year of…Digital government

Chi Onwurah MP

This government has not hesitated to criticise both the ICT suppliers and the digital record of the last Labour government, claiming billions of pounds of savings by breaking up a ‘closed cartel’ of government suppliers. It is to be hoped that the long-heralded disaster of the Department for Work and Pension’s (DWP) flagship universal credit…

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A nation of innovation

Chi Onwurah MP

When I was growing up the north east was the UK’s industrial powerhouse. Quite literally: the coal which fed the power stations which fuelled our industry was beneath our feet. Across Newcastle, the end of the school year would see thousands of school leavers walking straight into apprenticeships in the shipyards or the factories.  At…