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

  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Stomach Cancer 28 Apr 2021

    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.
  • Finance (No. 2) Bill 13 Apr 2021

    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...
  • Finance (No. 2) Bill 13 Apr 2021

    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...

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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
  • Treasury
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Education
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Made Smarter Review
  • Business: Loans
  • Govia Thameslink Railway
  • Transport: Refrigeration
  • Pharmacy: Health Services

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: 12 Apr 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
From 15 June 2020 until 16 July 2020, adviser to Time Partners, New Derwent House, 69-73 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TA. I received £3,000 a month for acting as a consultant to the merchant banking business. Hours: 10-15 hrs per month. (Registered 24 June 2020; updated 03 August 2020)
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)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) The Great Britain China Centre with sponsorship from Prudential PLC and China International Capital Corporation; (2) China Youth Federation
Address of donor: (1) 15 Belgrave Square, Belgravia, London SW1X 8PS; (2) 10 Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) International Flights £1,586.50; (2) Accommodation £292.74 and transport £215.19, total £507.93

Destination of visit: Beijing

Dates of visit: 28 July - 2 August 2019

Purpose of visit: To participate in the 2019 Young Leaders Roundtable, alongside other MPs.

(Registered 14 August 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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