Community & Support — 11 March 2013
Chuka Umunna – Member of Parliament for Streatham and Shadow Business Secretary

Chuka Umunna is a British labour party politician, Employer lawyer and has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Streatham since 2010. He however was promoted to the Shadow Cabinet Business secretary in 2011. One of the first things he has done in this new position has been to re affirm Labour’s commitment to reintroducing graduate tax in place of university tuitions if it wins the next elections.

Mr Umunna started his Education in Streatham, completed his secondary school education at St Dunstan’s college in Catford. He went on to graduate LLB in English & French Law and Master of Arts Nottingham University.

He started his career as a solicitor at Herbert Smith in the city of London and moved to Rochman Landau, a law firm to specialise in Employment Law.

Mr Umunna founded and is a former editor of the online political magazine (TMP) which is primarily aimed at Labour-Supporting ethnic- minority Britons.

He is a member of the Board of the Generation Next foundation, a youth charity and was identified as one of the ten young, gifted and black people in British politics in the Independent on Sunday by Simon Woolley.

He is passionate about the welfare of youths in the UK.

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