Sam Gyimah

MP, East Surrey

East Surrey Conservative

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Sam Gyimah’s voting in Parliament

Sam Gyimah is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Sam Gyimah sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Sam Gyimah consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Sam Gyimah has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: School Leaving: Employment 27 Jun 2016

    The Department publishes statutory guidance (for schools which sets a clear framework for the provision of careers advice and guidance. The guidance, which is available at /file/440795/Careers_Guidance_Schools_Guidance.pdf sets out how every school should engage with local employers and professionals to ensure real-world connections...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education: Yorkshire and the Humber 27 Jun 2016

    The Government wants all children, regardless of their background, to have access to high quality early education and childcare, as we know this is what makes the difference to outcomes. To help close the gap between disadvantaged children and their better off peers, we introduced the two-year-old entitlement of 15 hours of free early education in September 2013. Already 70% of two-year-olds...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Free School Meals 20 Jun 2016

    We will continue to ensure that children from the poorest families benefit from a free school meal. My Department is continuing to work closely with the Department for Work and Pensions to consider eligibility criteria for free school meals following the introduction of Universal Credit. In the meantime, any child in a family in receipt of Universal Credit will continue to be entitled to free...

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Conservative MP for East Surrey

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Education
  • Transport
  • Higher Education: Scholarships
  • Higher Education: Admissions
  • Minerals
  • Aviation: Fuels
  • Taxation: Aviation

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (since 15 Jul 2014)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (15 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Member, International Development Committee (14 Feb 2011 to 5 Nov 2012)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (11 Oct 2010 to 12 Nov 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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More about this

  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Sam Gyimah’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 93.17% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 121 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Sam Gyimah’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 142 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jun 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
On 4 July 2015 I gave a speech to Woldingham School, Marden Park, Caterham CR3 7YA. Hours: 2 hrs plus preparation and travel. On 4 July 2015 the school made a gift of £1,000 to a charity of my choice.
(Registered 24 July 2015)

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