Chi Onwurah

MP, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

Newcastle upon Tyne Central Labour

Chi Onwurah campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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.

  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Generally voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Consistently voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Chi Onwurah’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Chi Onwurah’s full vote analysis page for more.

Chi Onwurah has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Digital Economy Bill 13 Sep 2016

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  • Digital Economy Bill 13 Sep 2016

    I shall try not to match the number of interruptions that the Minister made during my opening speech. Given that he referenced me directly, however, let me say that the Communications Act 2003 revised the electronic communications code. I know because I used to work with it beside me at Ofcom. I shall try not to be shrill in pointing out to him that if he is seriously asserting that he has...
  • Digital Economy Bill 13 Sep 2016

    I thank the right hon. Gentleman, an excellent former Minister, for giving way and it is good to hear a Conservative Member of Parliament taking on the landed vested interests, as it were, but will he say how this Bill will ensure that the benefits of reduced rentals accrue to the users of mobile phones, not simply the mobile operators?

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Profile

Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Cabinet Office
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Department for Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Health
  • Training
  • Broadband
  • Travel and Subsistence Payments
  • Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers
  • Cybercrime

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (since 18 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (since 18 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2016.

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)
8. Miscellaneous
Chartered engineer (non-practising).
From 15 December 2015, Honorary Vice President of ACTSA (Action for South Africa). (Registered 17 December 2015)
From 6 July 2016, Director of the Foundation for Science & Technology. (Registered 12 August 2016)

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