Sam Gyimah

MP, East Surrey

East Surrey Conservative

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How Sam Gyimah voted
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  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted moderately against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails

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Sam Gyimah hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Work-related Learning (Schools) 21 Jul 2014

    Work-related learning helps young people to become better prepared for employment and develop the skills that employers say are important. The new technical awards for 14 to 16-year-olds are one example of how young people can learn the practical skills needed for the workplace. Our revised statutory guidance on careers advice, effective from September, will strengthen the requirement for...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Work-related Learning (Schools) 21 Jul 2014

    I am glad that the hon. Gentleman says that there is not much we can disagree about. We removed the duty in order to allow schools the freedom and autonomy to decide how they provide work-related learning at key stage 4. We are focusing on high-quality and meaningful work experience post-16 so that students can acquire the skills and experience that employers demand. Following the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Work-related Learning (Schools) 21 Jul 2014

    My hon. Friend is absolutely right. It is important not only that we ensure high standards in schools, but that pupils get the right experience as they go through the education system—both academic qualifications and employability skills—in order to get work.

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Conservative MP for East Surrey

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

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 83.62% 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 — well 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 27 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Tandridge Club (patrons’ club)
(a) Address of donor: Thatcher’s, Pasterns Road, Limpsfield, Oxted, Surrey RH8 0RE
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Three donations to cover the costs of annual newsletter (printing and delivery): £2,750 on 9 June 2013; £516.91 on 5 July 2013 and £750 on 10 July 2013; £4,016.91 in total
(a) Donor status: unincorporated association
(a) (Registered 15 July 2013)

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