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Chi Onwurah is the shadow Cabinet Office minister for digital government, including cyber security. She is also leading Labour’s pre-election review of digital government policy.
Onwurah was elected at the 2010 general election as MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central. A chartered engineer and former head of telecoms technology at Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator, she became the shadow minister for business, innovation and skills (innovation, science and digital infrastructure) in 2010, and is now shadow minister for cyber security and digital government.
She is co-chair of the Parlimentary ICT forum (Pictfor) and is board member of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.