Adam Afriyie
MP for Windsor


Here’s a short selection of some the things I’ve been up to in Windsor and Westminster. Generally, parliamentary business takes place from Monday to Thursday each week.

Date Event
Gave a keynote speech at the Ghana UK-Based Achievement Awards (GUBA) on globalisation and trade
Visited Cowarth Park to address Berkshire’s branch of the Conservative Women’s Organisation (CWO)
Visited 3M in Bracknell to see their Innovation Centre and meet with the Managing Director
Met with the Regional Director of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) West Africa in Parliamet
CNN interview on Brexit with Christiane Amanpour
Met with Network Rail to discuss Sunningdale Station Improvement Works
Attended a Parliamentary Reception for Team Margot
State Opening of Parliament
Debated the upcoming EU referendum at Datchet Village Hall
Attended the opening night of Windsor’s new Marco Pierre White restaurant at Castle Hotel
As Chair of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) signed an article of cooperation between POST and the Commission for Future Challenges, Science, Technology and Innovation of the Chilean Senate
Met with a local charity, Save Abandoned Fly-Grazing Equines (SAFE), to discuss the horse welfare issues
Interview with BBC Oxford on Brexit and the technology sector
Met with Lord Price, the new head of UKTI, and fellow Trade Envoys
Chaired on a City Week Roundtable in my capacity as Trade Envoy to Ghana
Recorded a message for the Ghana UK-Based Achievement Awards (GUBA)
Spoke at the Federation of Small Businesses Thames Valley Parliamentary Reception
Spoke with local Windsor members of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
Stayed up ’til the early hours following elections results. Great result for Conservatives in Scotland
Met with a constituent in Westminster for a cup of tea
Met with Glint Pay to discuss advances in financial technology
Attended a joint event between the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) and the Water APPG
Met with DfID in my capacity as a Trade Envoy
Chaired a Fintech APPG breakfast briefing on payment services
Spoke at a Reed Smith seminar on financial technology
Interviewed on BBC Berkshire about the Queen’s 90th birthday & President Obama’s visit
Celebrated Her Majesty’s 90th birthday at the opening of the Alexandra Gardens band stand with the Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness, Prince Phillip
Chaired a Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) Board meeting
18/04/16 Interviewed by CNN
13/04/16 Met the Chief Executive of Thames Valley Berkshire LEP, for an update on Berkshire’s local economy and how the government can do more to transform Berkshire into a high-tech based economy
13/04/16 Q&A with Holy Trinity CofE Primary school in Parliament to hopefully spark the interest of a new generation in politics
13/04/16 Met the Head of UK & Europe Retail banking at HSBC to discuss fintech and the changing world of finance
12/04/16 Had a cup of tea with a teenage constituent seeking Parliamentary work experience
2-4/04/16 Travelled to Ghana as a Trade Envoy to help British businesses boost exports
23/03/16 Attended an event by Farmers for Britain
22/03/16 Met the Academy of Medical Sciences to discuss science in Parliament and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)
22/03/16 Met with Trilliant to discuss how smart metres can improve energy efficiency for consumers
21/03/16 Met the Foreign Affairs Support Team in relation to my work as Trade Envoy
18/03/16 Met His Excellency John Dramai Mahama, the President of Ghana in Scotland
15/03/16 Met Aggreko, a British business looking at exporting to Ghana
09/03/16 Met with the Foreign Affairs team in my role as Trade Envoy
09/03/16 Visited the Open University Parliamentary Exhibition
08/03/16 Met the Independent British Vape Trade Association (IBVTA) to discuss policies stymieing the growth of e-cigarettes
08/03/16 Had lunch with the Edge Foundation to discuss education policy and social mobility
07/03/16 Dropped into a Tourism Alliance event for ‘English Tourism Week
07/03/16 Attended a Parliamentary Heathrow Campaign meeting to discuss the opposition to a third runway
07/03/16 Spoke to St. Edward’s Catholic First School in Parliament to hopefully spark the interest of a new generation in politics
05/03/16 Attended a community clean up event in Eton Wick
04/03/16 Spoke at Windsor Conservative Association Patrons’ Drinks
04/03/16 Visited Kennel Lane School showcase for local businesses
02/03/16 Met the President of the Royal Society, Dr Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, to discuss science and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)
02/03/16 Sat on a Delegated Legislative Committee to discuss Public Service Pensions
01/03/16 Attended Windsor Conservatives’ supper with guest speaker Liam Fox
29/02/16 Met with the Director of Strategy and Competition from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to discuss financial technology and the changing world of finance
27/02/16 Visited the Vote Leave stall in Windsor High Street
24/02/16 Interviewed on BBC Berkshire about Brexit
23/02/16 Met with Property Partner, a company harnessing Financial Technology, to discuss the ways alternative, flexible finance can boost home ownership
22/02/16 Met with Trade Out of Poverty, a charity who raise awareness of how much the poorest countries could benefit from open markets
22/02/16 Spoke & took questions at the Windsor and Rotary Club
09/02/16 Met with Young Enterprise, a charity that empowers young people and makes business relevant to their daily lives
05/02/16 Met with Charters School, Sunningdale to discuss PiXL Edge, an innovative framework for schools that boosts social mobility
05/02/16 Opened the new McDonald’s on Thames Street, Windsor
05/02/16 Visited Speedboard, an electronics manufacturing company based in Windsor
03/02/16 Met with the Minister for Africa, the Rt. Hon. James Duddridge MP, and other trade envoys to discuss British business in Africa
03/02/15 Dropped in at Smart Energy GB to see ways in which smart metres can improve consumer energy usage
02/02/16 Met with UKTI to discuss Trade Envoy matters
27/01/16 Spoke at & chaired a Westminster Education Forum panel on social mobility
27/01/16 Member of the Delegated Legislative Committee to discuss Clergy matters
26/01/16 Met the Association of British Insurers (ABI) to discuss driverless cars
22/01/16 Spoke at Datchet Conservatives’ New Year’s Dinner
20/01/16 Attended Trade Envoy briefing session on increasing UK exports
13/01/16 Drop in to Royal British Legion reception to see how they are helping take care of our former servicemen
12/01/16 Chaired a Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) Board meeting & future work programme
06/01/16 Met with Gatwick Airport to discuss the progress of the second runway campaign
05/01/16 Met the Baker Dearing Trust to discuss the merits of University Technical Colleges