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Bim Afolami is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a random selection of Bim Afolami’s votes.
Last updated: 7 Feb 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government is planning to take steps to support schools in Hitchin and Harpenden constituency with their energy bills over the coming winter.
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support (a) farmers and (b) food producers in Hitchin and Harpenden constituency with extreme temperatures.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to support the construction of new (a) children’s and (b) specialist cancer hospitals at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.
Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.