Bim Afolami

Member of Parliament for Hitchin & Harpenden

About Bim

Bim was first elected as the MP for Hitchin & Harpenden in the 2017 General Election and was re-elected at the 2019 General Election.

Bim's grandfather was an Anglican vicar who emigrated to Britain from Nigeria. Bim's father is a local NHS doctor, and his mother is a pharmacist. Bim studied Modern History at Oxford, following which he worked for the Conservative Party when it was in opposition.

Bim entered parliament with over 10 years experience in business - he was a lawyer in the City, a senior executive at HSBC, and an adviser to several small businesses.

His wife Hetti is also a former lawyer (both working in the City and for the Government); now she runs a small family business with her father. Together they have three boys.

Bim has his own website which sets out his recent work and details how you can get in touch with him:


Harpenden School Named "Comprehensive School of the Year"

St George's School in Harpenden was named Comprehensive School of the Year by the Sunday Times. This comes as the school leapt over twenty places up the league tables to become the 88th best state secondary in the country and became the 4th highest ranking school with a non-selective intake.

Bim Meets with the Chair of the Office for Road and Rail

This morning Bim met with the Chair of the Office for Road and Rail (ORR), Professor Stephen Glister. The ORR acts as the rail regulator. He is soon due to publish his final report into the reasons for the timetable disaster of this summer.

Bim Speaks at the Herts Chamber of Commerce

Bim recently spoke at the Herts Chamber of Commerce October Lunch. Bim said, "Herts Chamber of Commerce is a fantastic organisation well positioned to open doors and forge business relationships from different business sectors.

Bim Afolami MP Helps to Support Chalk Rivers

Bim greatly enjoyed going to the River Lea in Wheathampstead with the Herts & Middlesex wildlife trust. He has been working with them to help support our chalk rivers - a very rare asset of which the River Lea is a wonderful example.