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 a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") 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
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
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Chi Onwurah hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Culture Media and Sport: Mobile Phones 21 Nov 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what impact assessment his Department conducted on the duration of its consultation on tackling partial not-spots in mobile phone coverage.
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: GCE A-level 20 Nov 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the extent of disparities in grade assessments brought to light when remarking A-level papers; what steps she plans to take to reduce such disparities; and if she will make a statement.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Government Digital Service 19 Nov 2014

    In the spring, the Minister announced his digital inclusion strategy to exclude 5 million people. In the summer, he told pensioners to get online or lose access to Government services. In the autumn, farmers found that they needed a credit reference from Experian to apply for common agricultural policy grants. The list of people he is excluding grows day by day. Next week, a report for 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

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 60 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 142 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 76.63% 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.
  • 123 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Chi Onwurah’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 139 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Nov 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: 30 mins. (Registered 13 February 2014)
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 interview. Payments donated to my constituency party.
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)
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 and 2013-14. (Registered 27 December 2012; updated 25 February 2014)

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