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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.
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
2 votes for, 7 votes against, between 2010–2020
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
60 votes for, 15 votes against, 34 absences, between 2012–2020
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
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2019
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, between 2010–2017
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.
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Chi Onwurah has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) forecasts and (b) modelling the Government has conducted on the potential effect of a second wave of covid-19 infections this winter; and what steps he has put in place to manage potential increased demand on the NHS.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many public bodies responsible for public health there (a) are in 2020 and (b) were in 2010.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many competitive tenders were issued for the supply of personal protective equipment between 1 March and 30 June 2020.
More of Chi Onwurah’s recent appearances
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
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Cabinet Office
- Department for Digital
- Media and Sport
- Department for Culture
- Media and Sport
- Travel and Subsistence Payments
- Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers
Currently held offices
- Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (since 10 Apr 2020)
- Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (since 10 Apr 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (2 Mar 2020 to 11 May 2020)
- Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy) (10 Oct 2016 to 10 Apr 2020)
- Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (18 Sep 2015 to 10 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)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 10 Aug 2020.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from the Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU:
18 December 2019, received £100 for an article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 15 January 2020)
Payments from Ipsos MORI
, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys:
20 February 2020, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 15 April 2020)
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).
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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