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Sam Gyimah MP

Sam Gyimah MP was elected as the Conservative MP for East Surrey in 2010 and is the current parliamentary private secretary to the Prime Minister, David Cameron.

Sam was educated in Ghana and Hertfordshire, and went on to read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Somerville College, Oxford, where he was elected President of the Oxford Union.

Following his time at Oxford, Sam worked for five years at Goldman Sachs, after which he was involved in developing a number of small businesses in the training, employment and internet sectors. In 2005, he was voted CBI Entrepreneur of the Future.

Sam was the chairman of the Bow Group, a conservative think tank, and has also served as governor of an Inner London School, on the Board of a Housing Association and on the Development Board of Somerville College.