Chi Onwurah

Shadow Minister (Science, Research and Innovation)

Llafur MP ar gyfer Newcastle upon Tyne Central


About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Chi Onwurah) represents you, and all of the people who live in Newcastle upon Tyne Central, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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Llafur MP ar gyfer Newcastle upon Tyne Central

Aeth i mewn i'r Tŷ'r Cyffredin ar 6 Mai 2010 — Etholiad cyffredinol

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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
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Cabinet Office
  • Broadband
  • Research: Finance
  • Training
  • Travel and Subsistence Payments
  • Cybercrime

Swyddogaethau cyfredol

  • Shadow Minister (Science, Research and Innovation) (since 5 Med 2023)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (since 10 Ebr 2020)

Swyddogaethau eraill yn y gorffennol

  • Member, Data Protection and Digital Information (No. 2) Bill Committee ( 3 Mai 2023 to 23 Mai 2023)
  • Member, Powers of Attorney Bill Committee (22 Chw 2023 to 1 Maw 2023)
  • Member, Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] Committee (12 Ion 2022 to 18 Ion 2022)
  • Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (10 Ebr 2020 to 29 Tach 2021)
  • Shadow Minister (Science, Research and Innovation) ( 9 Ebr 2020 to 5 Med 2023)
  • Member, Science, Innovation and Technology Committee ( 2 Maw 2020 to 11 Mai 2020)
  • Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy) (10 Hyd 2016 to 10 Ebr 2020)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (18 Med 2015 to 10 Hyd 2016)
  • Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (18 Med 2015 to 9 Hyd 2016)
  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (11 Ion 2013 to 18 Med 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) ( 8 Hyd 2010 to 11 Ion 2013)
  • Member, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (12 Gor 2010 to 2 Tach 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Ymddangosiadau diweddar

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Question 27 Mar 2024

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to help increase the retention rate of staff in HM Prison and Probation Service.
  • Israel and Gaza 26 Mar 2024

    The UN resolution is welcome and long overdue, given the humanitarian disaster that is unfolding in Gaza, but I wish to press the Minister on the licensing of arms for export to Israel. He said that the process is robust and regularly reviewed, implying that because no action has been taken, those reviews have not raised any risks. I have previously asked him to condemn the many videos...
  • Justice: Topical Questions 26 Mar 2024

    Our probation service is in crisis, with staff overworked, overstretched and undervalued. The expansion of the early release scheme will put yet more pressure on them, so what is the Minister doing this year to help our probation staff face that extra workload?

Mwy o ymddangosiadau diweddar Chi Onwurah

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Register of Members’ Interests

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View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

Last updated: 18 Maw 2024.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys:
10 February 2023, received £225 for a survey on 21 December 2022. Hours: 70 mins. (Registered 06 March 2023)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Labour for the Long Term
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: The services of an adviser, value £2,092.80
Date received: 11 July 2023 - 31 August 2023
Date accepted: 11 July 2023
Donor status: unincorporated association
(Registered 08 August 2023)
Name of donor: Aziz Foundation
Address of donor: 16 Babmaes St, London SW1Y 6HD
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Renumeration provided to an intern in my office between 2 October 2023 and 1 October 2024, value £23,302.50
Date received: 2 October 2023 - 1 October 2024
Date accepted: 2 October 2023
Donor status: other (charity, registration 1169558)
(Registered 10 October 2023)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: PRS for Music
Address of donor: 1st Floor Goldings House, 2 Hays Lane London SE1 2HB
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: A ticket with hospitality to Lang Lang and Dinner at the Royal Albert Hall, value £332.33
Date received: 21 November 2023
Date accepted: 21 November 2023
Donor status: company, registration 00134396
(Registered 13 December 2023)
Name of donor: BVCA
Address of donor: 3rd Floor, 48 Chancery Lance London WC2A 1JF
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket to the BVCA Gala Dinner, value £594
Date received: 22 November 2023
Date accepted: 22 November 2023
Donor status: company, registration 01697461
(Registered 13 December 2023)
Name of donor: Keith Brewis
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Corporate ticket to Newcastle United v Manchester United, value £780
Date received: 2 December 2023
Date accepted: 2 December 2023
Donor status: individual
(Registered 13 December 2023)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: SynBioBeta LLC
Address of donor: 3559 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, CA 94549
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): For me and my partner, flights, transfers and accommodation for three nights, total value £10,004
Destination of visit: Oakland, California
Dates of visit: 23 May - 2 June 2023
Purpose of visit: To speak at SynBioBeta conference.
(Registered 20 June 2023)
Name of donor: Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit
Address of donor: 180 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LB
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation (£759.65), flight (£660) and subsistence (maximum value £100), total value £1,519.65
Destination of visit: Dubai, UAE
Dates of visit: 8-11 December 2023
Purpose of visit: As part of a Labour Climate and Environment Forum delegation to COP28, to learn about the negotiation process and the role of legislators to achieve the targets set for the global climate and decarbonisation agenda.
(Registered 05 January 2024)
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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