Sam's Snapshot

30 JUL 2014

Supporting schools in Surrey: Government announces £30m extra investment

I welcome the Government's announcement that an extra £28.4 million will be invested in Surrey schools, part of an additional £390m being allocated in 2015/16 to make funding for schools fairer. The new funding represents an increase in the total...

18 JUL 2014

Sam Gyimah MP joins Department for Education and Cabinet Office

I am delighted to have been appointed a Minister at the Department for Education (early years, early intervention and childcare) and Cabinet Office (constitutional affairs). Alongside my constituency responsibilities I am looking forward to taking...

10 JUL 2014

Banks must do more to protect their customers from financial fraud

Last weekend, the Mail on Sunday carried a report on an East Surrey couple defrauded of their life savings (£42,300) through a new type of financial scam known as vishing. Vishing (Voice phishing) is a type of telephone scam in which victims are deceived into transferring funds to...

25 JUN 2014

Supporting dementia sufferers: National Care Home Open Day

On Friday (20th June) I visited Windmill Manor (Hurst Green) and Amherst (Horley) care homes, in support of National Care Home Open Day. First held in 2013, this national event involved thousands of UK care homes opening their doors to the public...

10 JUN 2014

2014 Annual Report now available!

You can now see my 2014 Annual Report online here. The report is by no means everything that I am doing as your MP ‚Äď be sure to check back to this website and my Facebook page (GyimahforEastSurrey) for regular updates. I hope that you enjoy reading...

10 JUN 2014

Sam Gyimah MP goes to work at East Surrey Hospital

On Friday, I spent time at East Surrey Hospital helping out as a Nursing Assistant on the Capel Ward. As the son of a nurse, I thought I knew what to expect, but the experience was a real eye opener. Caring for frail and elderly patients, I was...

05 JUN 2014

Heroes return: Big Lottery Funding for World War II veterans

Tomorrow is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the largest seaborne invasion in history and a critical turning point in the Second World War. In addition to a series of major commemorations taking place to mark this historic occasion, the...

03 JUN 2014

Support with personal care: Attendance Allowance

Following a recent constituency case, it has come to my attention that some elderly constituents with health conditions may be unaware of additional Government support available to them, in the form of Attendance Allowance. Attendance Allowance is a...

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