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 moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details

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Chi Onwurah hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions 22 Jul 2014

    The BBC seems to have missed it, but 100,000 people marched through London on Saturday to protest against the terrible suffering of Palestinians in Gaza. Smaller demonstrations are taking place every day, many will march in Newcastle on Saturday, and I have received hundreds of e-mails and letters on the subject. Will the Minister ensure that his counterparts in Israel understand the mounting...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza 21 Jul 2014

    Parts of St James’s park have been turned into a shrine of flowers and footballing memorabilia as a mark of respect for my constituent Liam Sweeney and John Alder, who died following the team they loved. Does the Prime Minister agree that the contrast between that and the total lack of respect shown for the victims’ bodies and remains at the crash site itself is totally...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Digital Service 21 Jul 2014

    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2014, Official Report, column 291W, on Government Digital Service (1) whether all Government Digital Service staff are members of the Civil Service ICT professional group; (2) how many (a) male and (b) female (i) permanent and (ii) contract staff of the Government Digital Service were in each grade in each of the...

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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

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 143 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 77.22% 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.
  • 119 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Chi Onwurah’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 130 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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