Taiwo Owatemi

Shadow Minister (Equalities Office)

Labour MP for Coventry North West

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Taiwo Owatemi’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Achieving Economic Growth 18 May 2022

    Today, I wish to focus on three key issues. The first is the cost of living crisis, which is the No. 1 issue facing the country. My constituents in Coventry North West have suffered months of sky-rocketing fuel bills, soaring inflation and hikes at the petrol pump. Sadly, this has been met by a carefree response from this Conservative Government whose policies are pushing many below the...
  • HM Passport Office Backlogs 27 Apr 2022

    I, too, thank the passport office staff. I am sure the Minister will be all too aware that the passport processing crisis is not new. One of my constituents has been waiting months for a new passport. They have called the passport office over 80 times since early March but have not received a useful response. With a holiday booked in May, they risk losing thousands and thousands of pounds if...
  • Backbench Business - Childhood Cancer OutcomesBackbench Business 26 Apr 2022

    Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. I would like to start by thanking the hon. Member for Gosport (Dame Caroline Dinenage) and the Backbench Business Committee for bringing forward this important debate. I am so grateful to contribute following so many powerful and moving speeches today. As a trained cancer pharmacist, I am only too aware of the issues associated with childhood cancer, which is...

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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
  • Treasury
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • *No heading*
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Remote Education
  • Travel: Coronavirus
  • Coronavirus: Disease Control

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (since 21 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Nationality and Borders Bill Committee (since 16 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill Committee (since 28 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Petitions Committee (20 Apr 2021 to 15 Mar 2022)
  • Member, International Trade Committee (8 Jun 2020 to 13 Jul 2021)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
From 5 June 2021 until further notice, Locum Pharmacist for Tesco, Shire Park, Kestrel Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA. I work shifts on an ad hoc basis as required. (Registered 07 June 2021)
9 July 2021, received £159. Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 14 July 2021)
16 July 2021, received £159. Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 23 July 2021)
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)
From 24 April 2021, pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council. (Registered 21 May 2021)

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