Chi Onwurah

Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central


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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.

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Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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

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Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central

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

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Topics of interest

Chi Onwurah campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Cabinet Office
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Broadband
  • Training
  • Research: Finance
  • Travel and Subsistence Payments
  • Cybercrime

Currently held offices

  • Member, Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] Committee (since 12 Jan 2022)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (since 10 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (10 Apr 2020 to 29 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys:
17 August 2022, payment of £225 for a survey on 7 July 2022. Hours: 1 hr 30 mins. Fee to be paid direct to my Constituency Labour Party. (Registered 17 August 2022)
2 August 2022, payment of £150 from Britain Thinks, Metherell Gard, Morval, Looe PL13 1PN, for City UK interview on 14 June 2022. Hours: 30 mins. Fee paid direct to local charity. (Registered 17 August 2022)
4 August 2022, payment of £200 from Newcastle University School of Pharmacy, Population Health Sciences Institute, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, King George VI Building, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, for a speech on 13 July 2022. Hours: 30 mins. Fee paid direct to local charity. (Registered 17 August 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: British Phonographic Industry
Address of donor: Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: A ticket to the BRITS, with hospitality, total value £900

Date received: 11 May 2021

Date accepted: 11 May 2021

Donor status: company, registration 01132389

(Registered 20 July 2021)

This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 9 November 2021. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
Name of donor: Sky Ltd
Address of donor: Grant Way, Isleworth TW7 5QD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Accommodation and hospitality for three nights for me and my partner at the Hay Festival, value £750

Date received: 26-29 May 2022

Date accepted: 26 May 2022

Donor status: company, registration 2247735

(Registered 28 June 2022)
5. Gifts and benefits from sources outside the UK
Name of donor: Association of Marshall Scholars
Address of donor: 168 Prospect Park SW, Brooklyn, NY 11218, USA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Associated with attending the Association of Marshall Scholars Legislative Exchange, for me and a guest, two night's hotel accommodation and two dinners, total value £1,250

Date received: 19-21 November 2021

Date accepted: 19 November 2021

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 30 November 2021)
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 Northumberland: (i). (Registered 02 November 2016)
Holiday apartment in Portugal, which became registrable from 2 September 2016: (i). (Registered 07 November 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)
From 4 August 2020, Member of the Board of the Hamilton Commission, a standalone piece of research in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering, that will work to improve the representation of black people in UK motorsport. (Registered 23 November 2020)

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