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 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
Consistently 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 for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2011–2016
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, between 2010–2016
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 against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 12 votes against, between 2013–2016
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Last updated: 19 Apr 2017
The north-east has benefited hugely from investment and funding from the European Union—a counterbalance to the neglect of this and other Tory Governments. What guarantee will the Minister offer that the repatriation of powers from the European Union will not mean further concentration of powers in Whitehall and that powers will be devolved to the north-east and other regions?
The Minister spoke about missed opportunities. Does he recognise that he leaves this Parliament with data sharing and the rights of citizens over their own data in exactly the same state—if not worse—of chaos and total mess across Departments that was the case when he took up his role, I think just over a year ago?
Will the Minister answer the question? Do citizens own and control their own data—yes or no?
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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: 2 May 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
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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