Taiwo Owatemi

Labour MP for Coventry North West

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Taiwo Owatemi’s voting in Parliament

Taiwo Owatemi is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Taiwo Owatemi sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Taiwo Owatemi’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Taiwo Owatemi’s full vote analysis page for more.

Taiwo Owatemi has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Disease Control 17 Feb 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the criteria is for an area to given a Tier 4 covid-19 lockdown designation.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Protective Clothing: Standards 15 Feb 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) availability and (b) suitability of personal protective equipment tested to FFP1, 2 and 3 standards.
  • Armed Forces Bill 8 Feb 2021

    It is an honour to speak in the debate. Many in the House will know that I have a great deal of respect for our armed services personnel, who have put themselves in harm’s way and made the ultimate sacrifice to protect all of us here the UK. We owe them so much. As the Member for Coventry North West, I am proud to have several army reserve centres in my constituency including at Westfield...

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Labour MP for Coventry North West

Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Treasury
  • *No heading*
  • Remote Education
  • Coronavirus: Disease Control
  • Hygiene: Products
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination

Currently held offices

  • Member, International Trade Committee (since 8 Jun 2020)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Feb 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
24 April 2020, received £200 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for a survey completed on 26 February 2020. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 30 November 2020)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Afrika Connekt Ltd; a clothing company. (Registered 07 January 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Unpaid director of Afrika Connekt Ltd; a clothing company. (Registered 07 January 2020)

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