Chi Onwurah, MP
Labour MP for Newcastle Central. Entered Parliament May 6th General Election 2010.
Chinyela ‘Chi’ Onwurah was born in Newcastle in 1965. She attended Kenton School before studying Electrical Engineering, graduating from Imperial College in 1987. Ms Onwurah worked in hardware and software management, product management, market development and strategy for a variety of companies in the UK, France, US, Nigeria, and Denmark. She also has an MBA from Manchester Business School and has Chartered Engineer status.
Chi was involved in the Anti Apartheid movement, on the national executive of ACTSA. More recently she has joined the Advisory Board of the Open University Business School.
Ms Onwurah became Newcastle’s first black MP in the 2010 election.