Bim Afolami MP

Member of Parliament for Hitchin and Harpenden

Bim Afolami was elected as MP for Hitchin and Harpenden in the 2017 General Election. Almost 200 local Conservative members met at Rothampstead Conference Centre to select him as their local candidate.

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 enters 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 two boys - Zachary and Sam. Bim and his family live in Little Wymodley, a village just south of Hitchin.

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