Chuka Umunna

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Streatham

@ChukaUmunna https://facebook.com/ChukaUmunnaMP

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Recent appearances

  • Intelligence and Security Committee Report on Russia 5 Nov 2019

    Many congratulations from these Benches on your election, Mr Speaker. There are serious questions to be answered. I say to Members on that side of the House that it is perfectly legitimate for Members on this side of the House to ask the questions that we are asking. Our job is to scrutinise what the Government are doing. Clearly there are serious questions to be answered in relation to the...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Foreign Relations 5 Nov 2019

    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has requested any (a) Ministers and (b) officials to investigate potential contacts between UK parliamentarians and foreign Governments.
  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: National Citizen Service Trust 30 Oct 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the validity of the decision by the National Citizen Service Trust to withdraw NCS contracts from The Challenge; and what steps her Department and the Cabinet Office plan to take to help (a) resolve those issues that The Challenge reportedly raised with her Department on the National Citizen...

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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Streatham

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Party was Labour until 17 Feb 2019; Independent until 13 Jun 2019

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Chuka Umunna campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Home Office
  • Work and Pensions
  • Regional Growth Fund
  • Billing
  • Procurement
  • Departmental Apprentices
  • Royal Mail

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Development) (21 Aug 2019 to 21 Oct 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade) (21 Aug 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (21 Aug 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (7 Oct 2011 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (23 May 2011 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 4 Jul 2011)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 October 2018, payments from Independent Digital News and Media Ltd, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5HF. From 8 January 2019 until further notice, I expect to receive £1,100 a month (£13,200 a year) in return for writing four digital columns each month. Hours: 12 hrs a month; 3 hrs per article. (Updated 12 October 2018 and 07 February 2019)
From 1 August 2018 until further notice, chair of the Advisory Board of The Progressive Centre UK think tank (also known as Global Progress (London) Ltd), of 9 Chamberlain House, 126 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7UR. I expect to spend approximately 12 hours each month on my duties as Chair and on preparing publications and other content, in return for a monthly payment of £5,420 (£65,040 a year). (Registered 10 October 2018)
14 May 2019, received a case of wine with a value of £486.28 from the Marketing Group of Great Britain, Manor Villa, Portsmouth Road, Milford GU8 5DU, for giving a speech. Hours: 3 hrs including preparation. (Registered 16 May 2019)
18 July 2019, received £3,000 from Pentatonic Ltd, the Old Shoe Factory, 18 Belsham St, London E9 6NG, for a speech and Q&A at Plentatonic Ltd's offices in Berlin on 29 June 2019. Hours: 5 hrs including preparation. Flights and accommodation also provided by the payer. (Registered 26 July 2019)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Michael Nicholson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 27 September 2019)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Farr Vintners Ltd
Address of donor: Commodore House, Battersea Reach, Juniper Drive, London SW18 1TW

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 towards funding the salaries and expenses of staff working in my office

Date received: 31 January 2019

Date accepted: 31 January 2019

Donor status: company, registration 01393302

(Registered 07 February 2019)
Name of donor: Jeremy Isaacs
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 towards funding the salaries and expenses of staff in my office

Date received: 25 February 2019

Date accepted: 25 February 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 14 March 2019)
Name of donor: Matthew Oakeshott
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,000 towards the costs of political campaigning for the Liberal Democrats

Date received: 16 September 2019

Date accepted: 27 September 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 October 2019)
Name of donor: Russell Chambers Ltd
Address of donor: Munro House, Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, United Kingdom, KT11 1PP

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000

Date received: 14 October 2019

Date accepted: 14 October 2019

Donor status: company, registration 07647246

(Registered 04 November 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
Non-practising solicitor.
From 4 March 2017, director (unpaid) and sole member of Streatham Campaigns Ltd; a company limited by guarantee, which supports my work as an MP by providing additional staff resources. (Registered 27 March 2017)
From 4 March 2017, director (unpaid) and sole member of VoteLeaveWatch Ltd; a company limited by guarantee, which runs the Vote Leave Watch Campaign. (Registered 27 March 2017)

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