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.

  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections 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
  • Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits 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

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Westminster Hall 1 Nov 2016

    Commemoration of Martin Luther King's 1967 visit to Newcastle – Chi Onwurah. Westminster Hall debate; 11:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Attorney General: Cybercrime 27 Oct 2016

    What recent steps the Crown Prosecution Service has taken to set out its approach to prosecuting cybercrime.
  • Attorney General: Cybercrime 27 Oct 2016

    Last week’s internet of things bot attack, which brought down Twitter and Spotify, among other sites, was the result of tens of millions of household devices, such as baby monitors and televisions, being hijacked by cyber-criminals. This Government have been perilously slow to recognise the real harm that online scams and viruses do to our constituents. What is the Solicitor General...

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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

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

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)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 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)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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