Chi Onwurah

Former MP, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

Newcastle upon Tyne Central Labour

A selection of Chi Onwurah's votes

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  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Details
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Details
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details

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Chi Onwurah hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Zero-hours Contracts 26 Mar 2015

    The Conservative party’s parroting of the slogan, “long-term economic plan” rings very hollowly —[Interruption.] Will Members listen to the views of the constituents of Newcastle? It rings very hollowly in Newcastle where many of my constituents cannot even plan for the next week, because they do not know how many hours they will be working. The exploitative use of...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions 26 Mar 2015

    Newcastle United football club and City Link share an owner, and the fans of the one and the workers of the other have suffered as a result. Indeed, the Scottish Affairs Committee recently berated him for his attitude to this House. Following the publication of its report, will the Secretary of State follow the example of my hon. Friend the shadow Secretary of State and call for steps to...
  • Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: McDonalds Restaurants 26 Mar 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2015 to Question 227530, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on the planning system of the decision by McDonald's to move from business to residential areas; and whether he plans to offer guidance to local authorities on taking decisions on applications for planning...

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Former Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election

Topics of interest

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

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (11 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 67 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 314 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 76.51% 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
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 153 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3SE, for opinion surveys. Payments donated to my constituency party.
9 June 2014, £75 for April 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 18 July 2014)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY for opinion surveys. Payments donated to my constituency party.
10 February 2015, £200 for Winter 2014 Survey, completed on 15 December 2014. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 18 March 2015)
11 March 2015, £80 for interview on 23 July 2015. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 18 March 2015)
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)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Travel2Palestine Ltd
Address of donor: 160 London Road, Kingston, KT2 6QW
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel costs, accommodation and guides for MP and researcher, to a value of £1,588
Destination of visit: West Bank and Israel
Date of visit: 15-20 September 2014
Purpose of visit: Factfinding vist by Travel2Palestine
(Registered 10 October 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, 2013-14 and 2014-15. Value in 2014 £160. (Registered 27 December 2012; updated 25 February 2014 and 18 March 2015)

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