Sam Gyimah

Independent MP for East Surrey


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Sam Gyimah

Recent appearances

  • Legal Advice: Prorogation 25 Sep 2019

    It is not fear of the electorate that drives some of us in this House, but our determination to do the right thing by our constituents and the country against a Government who are determined to deliver Brexit at any price. Government Ministers have said today that somehow the judgment handed down by the Supreme Court could be disputed by other parties, but they never say which aspects of it...
  • Leaving the Eu: Business of the House 12 Jun 2019

    It strikes me that there are two principles at stake today. One of them is the convention in this House that the Government should be able to control the Order Paper, and the other is the constitutional principle of whether the Government can prorogue Parliament in pursuit of their policy objectives, with all that that means for the Crown and the Crown’s involvement in politics. I believe...
  • Tuition Fees: EU Students 29 Apr 2019

    I thank my hon. Friend for his explanation; I know he thinks deeply about these issues. Does he agree that if we want our university sector to continue to be world-leading, our action must match our ambition? While no decision has been made on this policy, the cumulative impact of some of our policy decisions—whether it is the proposed immigration cap, which would make it more difficult for...

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Independent MP for East Surrey

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General 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
  • Research: Finance
  • University Technical Colleges
  • Aviation: Fuels

Currently held offices

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (since 21 Jan 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 17 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 71.43% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • 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") 313 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 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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