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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.
However, Bim Afolami sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Bim Afolami’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Bim Afolami’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to continue Public Health England's abdominal cancer symptoms awareness campaign that included the ovarian cancer symptom of bloating.
I welcome the Bill. It is worth trying to get under the skin of Budgets, because it is so difficult. There are so many documents, there is a huge build-up, and large parts of it are incomprehensible to anybody other than the Financial Secretary. As Members of Parliament, we have to try to get under the skin of what, fundamentally, is going on here—what are the Government trying to do with...
I welcome that intervention. Opposition Members have also been saying, “This is only going to benefit the big companies, and the poor small companies won’t benefit.” First, it does benefit all companies if they qualify. The smaller companies already have the annual investment allowance, which is continuing and has been welcomed by everybody, including by them. And—whisper it—big...
Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.