Chi Onwurah’s voting in Parliament
Chi Onwurah is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Chi Onwurah’s votes.
Generally voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2013
Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2015–2016
Consistently voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 15 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2014
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
2 votes for, 2 votes against, 6 absences, between 2011–2016
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
17 votes for, 9 votes against, 21 absences, between 2010–2017
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Chi Onwurah has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 22 Feb 2017
It is a real pleasure to speak in this debate and to follow so many excellent and well considered contributions. I must draw particular attention to the opening speech from my hon. Friend the Member for Hartlepool (Mr Wright), the Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, who made almost all the points I intend to make but much more eloquently than I could ever hope to...
I agree with the hon. Gentleman that it is not only about what we invest but about the returns and where those returns go. For example, it is about how the public sector ensures that it reaps those returns. We can use statistics in many different ways, and I will not attempt a battle of statistics here, but I hope the hon. Gentleman is not arguing that the UK is leading the world. However we...
The hon. Gentleman fails to recognise the work of the regional development agencies, which his Government abolished and which contributed significantly to changing the industrial landscape. He appears to be arguing against the financial sector, the construction sector and Government spending, and we do need to diversify, but the Government can aid that process. He fails to recognise the role...
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Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Chi Onwurah campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Innovation and Skills
- Cabinet Office
- Department for Culture
- Media and Sport
- Culture Media and Sport
- Travel and Subsistence Payments
- Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers
Currently held offices
- Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy) (since 9 Oct 2016)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (18 Sep 2015 to 9 Oct 2016)
- Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (18 Sep 2015 to 9 Oct 2016)
- Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (11 Jan 2013 to 18 Sep 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 20 Feb 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
23 February 2016
, £250 from The Bio Agency, 17 Gresse Street, London W1T 1QL, for speaking engagement at Connected World on 28 January 2016
. Hours: 1 hr. Fee paid direct to local charity. (Registered 18 March 2016
12 May 2016
, received £3,000 from Broadbent Institute, Station B, PO
Box 1273 Ottawa ON
K1P 5R3, Canada, for speaking at the Ottawa Progress Summit on Progressive Economics in the Age of Inequality & Slow Growth, on 2 April 2016
. Hours: 1 hr 15 min. I also received reimbursement of ancillary travel costs of £23.90. (Registered 13 May 2016)
2 September 2016
, received £310 from The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU, for an article. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 07 November 2016
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From 2 September 2016, a house in Amble: (i). (Registered 02 November 2016)
Holiday apartment in Portugal, which became registrable from 2 September 2016: (i). (Registered 07 November 2016)
Chartered engineer (non-practising).
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