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sam gyimah wiki: sam gyimah was born 10 August 1976) is a Conservative politician who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Surrey since the 2010 general election.
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Between 2014 and 2018 after serving as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister David Cameron and a government whip, Gyimah was promoted to holding between one and two positions concurrently of Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State. Gyimah served as the Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation from January 2018 until he resigned on 30 November 2018.
sam gyimah Early life
Gyimah was born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. When he was six years old, his parents split up and his mother returned to her native Ghana with Gyimah and his younger brother and sister while his father remained in the UK. For the next ten years, Gyimah attended Achimota School in Accra, Ghana. Gyimah returned to the UK to sit GCSEs and A-levels at Freman College, a state school in Buntingford, Hertfordshire. He then went on to Somerville College at the University of Oxford, where he read Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and was elected President of the Oxford Union.
sam gyimah Life and career
On graduation, Gyimah joined Goldman Sachs as an investment banker, leaving the company in 2003 to set up Clearstone Training and Recruitment Limited with fellow future Conservative MP Chris Philp. Clearstone and its subsidiaries went into administration in 2007. In September 2005 Gyimah edited a report by the Bow Group, a Conservative think tank, entitled From the Ashes: the future of the Conservative Party. He was subsequently elected chairman of the Bow Group from 2006 to 2007. Gyimah stood unsuccessfully for election in Kilburn ward in the Camden Council election, 2006. In December 2009, Gyimah placed third in the Gosport primary election to succeed Peter Viggers, losing to Caroline Dinenage.
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On 30 November 2018, Gyimah became the seventh government minister to resign over Theresa May’s Brexit deal, which he called naive, saying “Britain will end up worse off, transformed from rule makers into rule takers. It is a democratic deficit and a loss of sovereignty”. He called May’s withdrawal agreement “a deal in name only” with many unresolved issues that would leave the UK at the mercy of the European Union with no leverage for many years to come. He said the UK’s weakness in the negotiations over the Galileo satellite navigation project was the final straw and he intended to vote against May’s deal in the House of Commons on 11 December 2018, and suggested the public should have the final say on the withdrawal agreement in an another referendum with the Article 50 process extended.
sam gyimah Personal life
Gyimah has been married to Dr Nicky Black since 2012, with whom he has a son and a daughter.
Gyimah has been a volunteer and fundraiser for Crisis, the Down’s Syndrome Association and St. Catherine’s Hospice in Surrey. He has served as school governor of an inner London school, on the board of a housing association and on the development board of Somerville College. He is a Vice-President of the Young Epilepsy charity (formerly the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy (NCYPE) in Lingfield.
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