Chi Onwurah

Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy)

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Newcastle upon Tyne Central Labour

Chi Onwurah’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 16 Jan 2018

Recent appearances

  • Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions 22 Mar 2018

    The Secretary of State complains about the data protection legislation that he inherited eight years ago, when Facebook had one tenth of the number of users it has now. Just last year, when I asked him whether he thought that the collection and use of data by Facebook was abusive, he said it was not for his Government to have a view, but that it was an interesting question. Does he now agree...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices 22 Mar 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the proportion of apprenticeships started by (a) people of black and minority ethnic backgrounds and (b) with a learning difficulty or disability is increased by 20 per cent by 2020.
  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Data Protection 22 Mar 2018

    What assessment he has made of the adequacy of protection afforded to citizens' data rights in the UK.

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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

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Cabinet Office
  • Department for Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Training
  • Broadband
  • Travel and Subsistence Payments
  • Cybercrime
  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Mar 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU, for articles:
18 June 2017, received £100. Hours: approx. 2.5 hrs. (Registered 19 October 2017)
10 July 2017, received £100. Hours: approx. 2.5 hrs. (Registered 19 October 2017)
8 September 2017, received £100. Hours: approx. 2.5 hrs. (Registered 19 October 2017)
9 September 2017, received £285. Hours: approx. 2.5 hrs. (Registered 19 October 2017)
6 October 2017, received £100. Hours: approx. 2.5 hrs. (Registered 19 October 2017)
9 November 2017, received £285 for two articles published on 29 and 30 October 2017. Hours: 2 hrs in total. (Registered 22 December 2017)
29 November 2017, received £335 from Box 1824 (Aurora 3 LLC), 12000 Biscayne BLVD - Suite 202 (Antigo 313), North Miami, FL 33181, for an interview on 17 October 2017. Hours: 90 mins. (Registered 05 January 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Center for European Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Address of donor: National Resource Center, 158 W 21st St., Austin, TX 78712

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): air fare, hotel accommodation and board for four nights at a value £2,287.55; reimbursement of fares on Heathrow Express and taxi costs: £33.64; £2,321.19 in total

Destination of visit: Austin, Texas

Dates of visit: 4-11 November 2017

Purpose of visit: To speak at Conference for Europe, University of Texas.

(Registered 02 January 2018)
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)
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)
On 16 January 2018, my name was drawn at a LEOcoin Foundation event as someone to nominate local schools/colleges to receive a share of a £10,000 award from the LEOcoin Foundation. (Registered 05 February 2018)

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