Sam Gyimah

Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Higher Education)

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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.

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  • Sam Gyimah voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Cammell Laird: Contracts 15 Nov 2018

    We are funding major new research facilities. The £150m that the I referred to in my oral contribution of 16 October 2018, Official Report, column 494 is the approximate cost of the construction of the polar research vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, being built by Cammell Laird of Birkenhead. There is ongoing expenditure on the research vessel’s construction and it will come...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Musicians: British Nationals Abroad 14 Nov 2018

    No such assessment has been made to date. This is because rights holders tend to use collective management organisation (CMOs) to collect and distribute royalties earned in other EU countries. UK and EU CMOs enter into reciprocal agreements with each other to do this. These are private commercial agreements between the parties which we would expect to continue after the UK has exited the...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Loans 14 Nov 2018

    The repayment of student loans is governed by the Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) Regulations 2009 (as amended). Borrowers, whether in receipt of universal credit or not, do not start making repayments to their student loans until they earn above the relevant repayment threshold. Once earning over the repayment threshold, the amount a borrower will repay each month is linked to their...

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Conservative MP for East Surrey

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

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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
  • Minerals
  • Aviation: Fuels
  • Taxation: Aviation

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Higher Education) (since 9 Jan 2018)
  • Minister of State (Education) (since 9 Jan 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 30 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 WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 92.61% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 298 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.

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) and, until December 2017, (ii). (Registered 07 July 2017; updated 21 December 2017)

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