This article is part of our Essential Guide: Top 50 Most Influential Women in UK IT 2015

The 50 most influential women in UK IT 2015

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20. Chi Onwurah, Shadow digital government minister, Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central

Chinyelu Onwurah is shadow Cabinet Office minister for digital government, including cyber security. She led Labour’s pre-election review of digital government policy. She was first elected at the 2010 general election as MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central and retained her seat this year. A chartered engineer and former head of telecoms technology at UK telecoms regulator Ofcom, she is co-chair of the Parliamentary ICT forum (Pictfor) and board member of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

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