Sam Gyimah

MP, East Surrey

East Surrey Conservative

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: Business: Education 25 May 2016

    Entrepreneurship and business education are important components of both high quality careers education and guidance as well as a broad education offer for pupils. The careers statutory guidance places a responsibility on schools in England to offer pupils the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills and have access to advice on options available post-16, including entrepreneurship....
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Transport 25 May 2016

    Future college mergers will tend to be decided through area reviews of post-16 education which are focused on meeting the needs of learners in each area. Area reviews, because they are overseen by steering groups including Chairs and Principals of colleges as well as local authorities, are well placed to ensure decisions are taken which are in the interests of local further education...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Premium 23 May 2016

    The conditions of grant for the pupil premium make clear that its purpose is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. School leaders are best placed to decide how to spend the pupil premium in line with this policy and the needs of their pupils. Schools are not prevented from using the pupil premium to fund capital projects or from carrying over funding between years. The Department...

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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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  • Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — 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 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 93.41% 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.
  • 122 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: 16 May 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)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: City Computing LTD
Address of donor: City House, Sutton Park Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 2AE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: company, registration 01767817

(Registered 21 May 2015)

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