Bim Afolami

Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden


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Bim Afolami’s voting in Parliament

Bim Afolami is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Bim Afolami sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Bim Afolami has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • UK Gas Market 20 Sep 2021

    How long does the Department expect these elevated global gas prices to remain at their current level? May I also press the Secretary of State a little on nuclear? I agree with him that it is an essential part of the energy mix, but in relation to large-scale nuclear, what are his plans beyond the one plant that has already been agreed?
  • Business of the House 16 Sep 2021

    First, in Hitchin and Harpenden, we are fortunate to benefit from beautiful countryside, including parts of the Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty. Will the Leader of the House confirm what mechanisms are in place to enable me to secure the extension of the area of outstanding natural beauty towards Hitchin? Secondly, there are many good house builders in this country, but there...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Maternity Services 15 Sep 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that all hospitals allow expectant mothers to be accompanied when (a) attending antenatal appointments and (b) they are in labour.

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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
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Treasury
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • HM Treasury
  • Made Smarter Review
  • Transport: Refrigeration
  • Housing: Construction
  • Pharmacy: Health Services
  • Govia Thameslink Railway

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)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
From 27 November 2020 until further notice, non-executive director of Apprentify Limited, Crown House, Manchester Road, Wilmslow, SK9 1BH, an organisation which helps provide apprenticeships to young people. I receive £2,500 per month for an expected commitment of 8–10 hours per month. (Registered 07 December 2020)
Payment of £1,000 expected from DMG Media Ltd/Associated Newspapers Ltd, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry St, Kensington, London W8 5TT, for an article written for the Mail on Sunday on 24 October 2020. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 22 December 2020)
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)

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