He was born in London to a Nigerian father named Bennett Umunna and an English-Irish mother named Patricia Milmo. Chuka Umunna is a Libra and his 42nd birthday is in. Chuka Umunna est le fils d'un père nigérian de l'ethnie igbo et d'une mère anglo-irlandaise, Patricia[1] fille de sir Helenus Milmo (en)[2], procureur britannique aux procès de Nuremberg, ce qui lui donne droit à la double nationalité[3]. Conservative MP Chris Heaton-Harris said the 2006 comments, describing people visiting nightclubs in the West End as "trash" and "c-list wannabes", showed a "lack of respect for the public"; Umunna stated that the comments were meant to have been "light-hearted in tone and context" but appreciated that "the choice of words used were not appropriate" and apologised for any offence. He sat on the Treasury Select Committee until 2011, when he joined Ed Miliband's Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. [69][70] The Independent Group named Umunna as its Spokesman on 28 February 2019. Following the victory for the Leave campaign, Umunna proposed an amendment to the bill to trigger Article 50 calling upon the government to investigate spending £350 million a week on the NHS, which was defeated by the government. fan. In January 2012, Umunna joined Ed Miliband and Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rachel Reeves in calling on PM David Cameron to block a £1.6m bonus for Stephen Hester, the chief executive officer of the publicly owned Royal Bank of Scotland Group. From 2006, he began to write and provide commentary on the Labour Party, as well as broader social and economic issues, usually in his capacity as a member of the Management Committee of the Labour-aligned Compass pressure group. [62] He is a Crystal Palace F.C. He was its group spokesperson but left in June 2019 to sit as an independent MP following "disappointing" European Parliament election results showing the party had "failed to get a single MEP elected". "[67] In October 2018, it was announced that Umunna would serve as the chairman of a new centrist think tank called Progressive Centre UK. Il devient dix-huit mois plus tard membre du cabinet fantôme, en tant que secrétaire d'État au Commerce, à l'Innovation et au Savoir-faire du cabinet fantôme[4]. [20][21][22], Umunna was one of 63 Labour MPs to nominate Ed Miliband in the 2010 Labour leadership election to succeed Gordon Brown as party leader.[23]. [79] He added, under Britain's voting system, there would not be "room for more than one centre ground" party in a general election. [42] The takeover bid eventually fell through in late May 2014 after the AstraZeneca board rejected Pfizer's final offer. In August 2019, he was appointed Foreign Affairs, International Development and International Trade Spokesperson by new leader Jo Swinson. [30][31], A member of the Labour Friends of Israel, he and Liam Byrne made an official visit to Israel in October 2012 as part of the LFI's UK-Israel Economic Dialogue group. [15] At the 2010 general election, he was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Streatham with a 3,259 majority;[16] he gave his maiden speech on 2 June 2010. After graduating, he studied for one term at the University of Burgundy in Dijon, before studying for a Master of Arts at Nottingham Trent University's law school. [85], Umunna is married to Alice Sullivan, an employment lawyer. [24] In January 2011, he questioned the chief executive of Barclays, Bob Diamond, in relation to alleged tax avoidance activities by the bank during which he disclosed that the bank used over 300 subsidiary companies in offshore jurisdictions. [8] During this period he was also a chorister at Southwark Cathedral. [41] Despite assurances from Pfizer, Umunna went on to publicly denounce the proposed takeover proclaiming that Pfizer's assurances were "not worth the paper they were written on". Le 18 février 2019, il fait partie des sept députés à quitter le Labour pour former The Independent Group. A former member of the Labour Party, he was part of the Shadow Cabinet from 2011 to 2015.