Chi Onwurah

MP, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

Newcastle upon Tyne Central Labour

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How Chi Onwurah voted
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  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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Chi Onwurah hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Bill Presented — Recall of MPs Bill: Backbench Business — Energy-intensive Industries 11 Sep 2014

    I welcome this debate on energy-intensive industries, and I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Stockton North (Alex Cunningham) and the hon. Member for Redcar (Ian Swales), as well as the Backbench Business Committee, for securing it. I also thank you, Mr Speaker, for your flexibility in enabling me to contribute. Unfortunately, constituency engagements mean that I might not be able to...
  • Bill Presented — Recall of MPs Bill: Backbench Business — Energy-intensive Industries 11 Sep 2014

    I thank the hon. Gentleman for his intervention, but his final comment gave away his position. He said that we are taxing a problem he is not even sure exists, but the consensus on the need to address climate change is global and we certainly owe it to our children and our children’s children—[Interruption.] The hon. Gentleman is chuntering, but I am afraid I cannot follow him....
  • Bill Presented — Recall of MPs Bill: Backbench Business — Energy-intensive Industries 11 Sep 2014

    I thank my hon. Friend for putting very clearly—I should have done so myself—the position of many in the energy-intensive industries, who see the need for a long-term future for their significant investments and wish to see a more competitive transition towards it.

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Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Cabinet Office
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Travel and Subsistence Payments
  • Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers
  • Broadband
  • Government Procurement Card
  • Cybercrime

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (8 Oct 2010 to 11 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Nov 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 56 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 124 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 77.06% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 118 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Chi Onwurah’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 134 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3SE, for opinion surveys. Payments donated to my constituency party.
May 2013, £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 February 2014)
August 2013, £75. Hours: 30mins. (Registered 13 February 2014)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for interview:
January 2014, received £200 for survey in November 2013. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 13 February 2014)
January 2014, received £200 for survey in December 2013. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 13 February 2014)
Payment of £80 from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for participating in a survey. Hours: 30 mins. Payment made direct to my constituency party. (Registered 24 February 2014)
November 2013, £150 for a speech from Ofcom, Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HA. Hours: 1.5 hrs. Payment made direct to charity. (Registered 24 February 2014)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 15 May 2014)
8. Land and Property
Holiday apartment in Portugal, from which rental income is derived.
11. Miscellaneous
Chartered engineer (non-practising).
Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, which waived my fellowship fee for 2012-13 and 2013-14. (Registered 27 December 2012; updated 25 February 2014)

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