Bim Afolami

Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden

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Recent appearances

  • Electric Vehicle Battery Production 18 Jan 2023

    The Minister has been clear today, and indeed the Prime Minister was clear at Prime Minister’s questions earlier, about the need for private sector investment in Britishvolt being supported by public sector and Government investment. From the Minister and his Department’s discussions with potential private sector investors, could he set out what appear to be the missing ingredients that...
  • Financial Services and Markets Bill: New Clause 17 - Reporting requirements 7 Dec 2022

    With your indulgence, Madam Deputy Speaker, I would like to start, before getting into the meat of this, by paying tribute to a Labour councillor in Hitchin who recently and suddenly passed away in my constituency. Judi Billing had served as a district councillor since 1980 and was an excellent servant, and I wanted to make that point on the Floor of the House. I rise in particular to support...
  • Financial Services and Markets Bill: New Clause 17 - Reporting requirements 7 Dec 2022

    On regulatory independence, notwithstanding the particular call-in power the hon. Lady is describing, would she agree that it is important for the elected Government and this House to be able to set the direction in which regulators are meant to go, and that if the regulators are not going in that direction, this House and the Government should be able to correct the direction they are going in?

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Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Treasury
  • Department for Education
  • Chemicals: Health Hazards
  • Made Smarter Review
  • Luton Airport: Noise
  • Govia Thameslink Railway
  • Cost of Living: Hitchin and Harpenden

Currently held offices

  • Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (since 25 Oct 2022)
  • Member, BEIS Sub-Committee on National Security and Investment (since 25 Oct 2022)
  • Member, Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill Committee (since 7 Sep 2022)
  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Second Reading Committee (since 12 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Dormant Assets Bill [HL] Committee (since 15 Dec 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (5 Mar 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 22 Oct 2018)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.

1. Employment and earnings
From 27 November 2020 until 31 January 2022, non-executive director of Apprentify Limited, Crown House, Manchester Road, Wilmslow SK9 1BH, an organisation which helps provide apprenticeships to young people. I received £2,500 per month for an expected commitment of 8–10 hours per month. (Registered 07 December 2020; updated 16 February 2022)
From 28 April 2022, I am a regular panellist for Talk TV, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF. (Registered 06 June 2022)
8 July 2022, received £2,275 for appearing on the News Desk and other programmes. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 15 July 2022)
15 August 2022, received £2,600 for appearing on the News Desk and other programmes. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 05 September 2022)
24 October 2022, received £3,900 for appearing on the News Desk and other programmes. Hours: 9 hrs. (Registered 03 November 2022)
23 November 2022, received £950 for appearing on First Edition and other programmes. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 23 November 2022)
22 December 2022, received £1,625 for appearing on First Edition and other programmes. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 22 December 2022)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Hitchin and Harpenden Portcullis Club
Address of donor: PO Box 1241, Harpenden AL1 9JF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date received: 1 February 2022

Date accepted: 1 February 2022

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 15 February 2022)
Name of donor: Oliver R M Maughan
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £70,000 to support my office work

Date received: 1 July 2022

Date accepted: 21 July 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 July 2022)
Name of donor: Hitchin and Harpenden Portcullis Club
Address of donor: PO Box 1241, Harpenden AL1 9JF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £14,000

Date received: 23 December 2022

Date accepted: 23 December 2022

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 05 January 2023)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: BPI
Address of donor: Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two hospitality tickets to the Brit awards, total value £1,700

Date received: 8 February 2022

Date accepted: 8 February 2022

Donor status: company, registration 01132389

(Registered 21 February 2022)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque Ltd
Address of donor: Station House, Station Approach, East Horsley KT24 6QX

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Two nights' accommodation including meals, value £1,054

Destination of visit: Versailles, France

Dates of visit: 30 June - 2 July 2022

Purpose of visit: To participate in the Franco-British Colloque.

(Registered 15 July 2022)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
From 16 January 2023, Warre Constable LLP, which provides advice on property management, mediation services and legal and financial matters. (Registered 16 January 2023)
8. Miscellaneous
Member (unpaid) of the Ditchley Foundation's Programme Committee. (Registered 06 July 2017)
From June 2017, Member (unpaid) of the Court of the University of Bedfordshire. (Registered 30 January 2018)
From 13 September 2018, Member (unpaid) of the Financial Inclusion Commission, a cross-party organisation which supports the principle of increased financial inclusion in the UK. (Registered 21 September 2018)
From 22 October 2018, Trustee (unpaid) of the Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Oxford Foundation, which supports the Oxford Union Literary and Debating Trust and through it the charitable activities of the Oxford Union Society. (Registered 05 November 2018)
From 11 February 2022, Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 11 April 2022)
From 20 June 2022, Member of the Advisory Board of the Nick Maughan Foundation, which works to further a range of philanthropic initiatives in education, the environment and civic support schemes for disenfranchised communities. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 20 June 2022)
From 20 June 2022, Member of the Advisory Board of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit, a non-profit organisation that supports informed debate on energy and climate change issues in the UK. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 20 June 2022)

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