Sam Gyimah

Former Independent MP for East Surrey

@SamGyimah https://facebook.com/GyimahforEastSurrey

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Recent appearances

  • Grenfell Tower Inquiry 30 Oct 2019

    I pay tribute to the families and people from the Grenfell community who are here to listen to this important debate. Upon reading the report, all of us should have the human reactions of anger, grief and shock at what happened on the fateful day of 14 June 2017. Those who lost their lives could have been our friends, our brothers, our cousins, our parents or our grandparents. They had their...
  • Leaving the EU: Workers’ Rights 29 Oct 2019

    The Secretary of State’s words ring hollow simply because workers’ rights were in the legally binding withdrawal agreement and have now been moved into the political declaration. But her reassurances ring hollow for another reason: the logic of leaving the EU to look for new trade deals is that whatever we want will come at the price of what the other country wants. The desire for a US...
  • The Economy 24 Oct 2019

    This Queen’s Speech is a pre-election stunt, as many have acknowledged today. As such, it is long on spending promises—what some would call pork barrel politics—and short on a real plan for the economy. This Queen’s Speech has 25 words devoted to the economy, whereas the 2017 Queen’s Speech had five paragraphs and in the 2016 Queen’s Speech the economy was the main priority. This...

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Former Independent MP for East Surrey

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Party was Conservative until 3 Sep 2019

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Topics of interest

Sam Gyimah campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Education
  • Transport
  • Higher Education: Scholarships
  • Higher Education: Admissions
  • Academies: Underperforming Schools
  • Students: Finance
  • Disabled People: Employment

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (21 Oct 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (21 Jan 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Higher Education) (9 Jan 2018 to 2 Dec 2018)
  • Minister of State (Education) (9 Jan 2018 to 2 Dec 2018)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (17 Jul 2016 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (15 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (15 Jul 2014 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Government Whip (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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
29 January 2019, received £350 from the BBC, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, for appearing as a guest on This Week. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 07 February 2019)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Dr Eugene Otteng-Ntim
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Date received: 6 June 2019

Date accepted: 6 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 June 2019)
Name of donor: Mr William Reeve
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6,500

Date received: 6 June 2019

Date accepted: 6 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 June 2019)
Name of donor: Mr Stian Westlake
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Date received: 27 June 2019

Date accepted: 27 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 June 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: HM Government of Gibraltar
Address of donor: Gibraltar House, 150 Strand, London WC2R 1JA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): For a member of staff and myself, flights and accommodation to the value of £2,064

Destination of visit: Gibraltar

Dates of visit: 30-31 May 2019

Purpose of visit: To research the implications on a no deal Brexit on the border between Gibraltar and Spain, in conjunction with HM Gibraltarian Government.

(Registered 24 June 2019)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From March 2017, house in Surrey, co-owned with my wife: (i). (Registered 07 July 2017; updated 21 December 2017)

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