Adam Afriyie
MP for Windsor

Diary

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
19/07/16
Went to the 1922 Committee Summer Reception.
19/07/16
Visited No 10 Downing Street to meet PM & enjoy summer drinks.
19/07/16
Met with a young constituent in Westminster to discuss politics.
19/07/16
Met with the Chair of the Business Development Board for the School of Hard Knocks, a charity that teaches rugby to disadvantaged children.
18/07/16
Attended a ‘Welcome Home Reception’ at No10 reception with astronaut Tim Peake and our new Prime Minister Theresa May.
18/07/16
Had a cup of tea on the House of Commons Terrace with a constituent.
18/07/16
Sat on a Delegated Legislative Committee to discuss the Draft Carbon Budget Order 2016.
13/07/16
Attended an event at the Jonathan Yeo Studio demonstrating the highlights of the Danish Museum retrospective and Google’s Virtual Reality painting technology.
13/07/16
Met with the Chief Executive of the Learning Foundation to discuss technology and its potential for increasing social mobility in education.
13/07/16
13/07/16
Met with the Head of Investments from Gemcorp to discuss financial technology and its impact on emerging markets.
12/07/16
Attended the British Banking Association (BBA) summer reception.
12/07/16
Chaired a Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) Board meeting.
11/07/16
Was interviewed on BBC News to discuss Theresa May’s victory in the Conservative Leadership election.
11/07/16
Was interviewed on BBC Berkshire to discuss Theresa May’s victory in the Conservative Leadership election (2:35:04-2:43:00).
07/07/16
Met with the Director of the Africa Research Institute.
07/07/16
Met with the Acting Director of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) ahead of the Board meeting on the 12th July.
07/07/16
Attended a breakfast briefing on investment and business in West Africa.
05/07/16
Attended the Free Enterprise Group Summer Reception.
05/07/16
Met with the Founder and Director of Nutmeg, a financial technology firm.
05/07/16
05/07/16
Met with a young constituent for a cup of tea in Westminster to discuss politics.
04/07/16
Attended a Ministerial Briefing on the subject of the review of post-16 education and training.
01/07/16
Opened Vape Smart, a new shop in Windsor selling electronic vaping devices.
01/07/16
Interviewed on CNN to discuss the political situation of the UK after the EU Referendum.
29/06/16
Attended the 1922 Committee Summer Reception.
29/06/16
Met the CEO of the Association of British Bookmakers to discuss regulatory and tax changes.
27/06/16
Attended the Windsor Conservatives Annual Patrons’ Dinner.
24/06/16
Interviewed on CNN to discuss the referendum results.
24/06/16
Interviewed on Al Jazeera to discuss the referendum results.
24/06/16
Appeared on The Wright Stuff to discuss the referendum results.
23/06/16
Appeared on CNN to discuss the EU Referendum.
22/06/16
Took part in an Al Jazeera English Channel Interview on the EU Referendum.
21/06/16
Took part in GLZ Radio interview on the EU Referendum.
20/06/16
Spoke at an EU Referendum debate in Windsor.
15/06/16
Appeared on CNN to discuss the EU Referendum with Richard Quest.
15/06/16
Discussed the EU referendum with The Young Entrepreneurs, a German association that aims to promote entrepreneurship.
15/06/16
Spoke at the Animal Sanctuary awards.
13/06/16
Served on a Delegated Legislative Committee to discuss the draft Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors Regulations.
11/06/16
Spoke and enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the Windsor Conservative Association fundraising clay pigeon shoot. This year’s charity was Sebastian’s Action Trust.
11/06/16
Opened the Warfield Village Fete.
10/06/16
Spoke at the Chesham and Amersham Conservative Supper Club about the Conservative agenda going forward.
10/06/16
Recorded a message for BBC Radio Berkshire about Brexit.
10/06/16
Met with the Berkshire Community Foundation to discuss charitable causes and see the help that this charity provides to a range of local projects in Berkshire.
10/06/16
Met the Managing Director of Thames Valley Hospice to discuss social care and see the hard work this charity does for those with terminal illnesses.
08/06/16
Spoke on BBC Radio Berkshire about Brexit and Heathrow (1:14.00-1:20:29).
08/06/16
Met the Director of Client Operations from C2FO, a FinTech company.
08/06/16
Met with the Twins & Multiple Birth Association (TAMBA).
08/06/16
Met the Executive Director of the Royal Windsor Racecourse and the Director of External Affairs for the Racing & Leisure Group to discuss racing in the Windsor constituency.
07/06/16
Attended a meeting with the Chief Executive of NATS and the Chief Executive of Heathrow Airport to discuss increased aircraft noise over the constituency.
02/06/16
Attended the summer reception for the High Sheriff of Berkshire at The Old Rectory.
02/06/16
Supported a UK exporter with Ghanaian High Commission.
30/05/16
Led a mining trade mission to Guinea Conakry as Trade Envoy.
27/05/16
Met with the Conservative candidate for the Sunninghill & South Ascot by-election, Julian Sharpe.
27/05/16
Opened Master Taylors in Sunningdale.
26/05/16
Took part in an EU referendum debate organised by Southwark Chamber of Commerce.
26/05/16
Met with the Chairman of Ghana Union UK.
26/05/16
Visited No10 to deliver a crystal portrait of David Cameron by renowned Indian artist Syed Azmathullah.
26/05/16
Interviewed by Anne Diamond on BBC Berkshire about Brexit (38:40-56:20).
25/05/16
Met with Philip Morris International to discuss smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes.
24/05/16
Met with the Chief Executive of UK Export Finance to discuss Trade Envoy matters.
24/05/16
Met with EpiGeneSys to discuss epigenetics.
20/05/16
Gave a keynote speech at the Ghana UK-Based Achievement Awards (GUBA) on globalisation and trade.
20/05/16
Visited Cowarth Park to address Berkshire’s branch of the Conservative Women’s Organisation (CWO).
20/05/16
Visited 3M in Bracknell to see their Innovation Centre and meet with the Managing Director.
19/05/16
Met with the Regional Director of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) West Africa in Parliamet.
18/05/16
CNN interview on Brexit with Christiane Amanpour.
18/05/16
Met with Network Rail to discuss Sunningdale Station Improvement Works.
18/05/16
Attended a Parliamentary Reception for Team Margot.
18/05/16
State Opening of Parliament.
13/05/16
Debated the upcoming EU referendum at Datchet Village Hall.
12/05/16
Attended the opening night of Windsor’s new Marco Pierre White restaurant at Castle Hotel.
12/05/16
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.
11/05/16
Met with a local charity, Save Abandoned Fly-Grazing Equines (SAFE), to discuss the horse welfare issues.
11/05/16
Interview with BBC Oxford on Brexit and the technology sector.
11/05/16
Met with Lord Price, the new head of UKTI, and fellow Trade Envoys.
11/05/16
Chaired on a City Week Roundtable in my capacity as Trade Envoy to Ghana.
10/05/16
Recorded a message for the Ghana UK-Based Achievement Awards (GUBA).
10/05/16
Spoke at the Federation of Small Businesses Thames Valley Parliamentary Reception.
06/05/16
Spoke with local Windsor members of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
05/05/16
Stayed up ’til the early hours following elections results. Great result for Conservatives in Scotland.
04/05/16
Met with a constituent in Westminster for a cup of tea.
04/05/16
Met with Glint Pay to discuss advances in financial technology.
03/05/16
Attended a joint event between the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) and the Water APPG.
03/05/16
Met with DfID in my capacity as a Trade Envoy.
25/04/16
Chaired a FinTech APPG breakfast briefing on payment services.
25/04/16
Spoke at a Reed Smith seminar on financial technology.
22/04/16
Interviewed on BBC Berkshire about the Queen’s 90th birthday & President Obama’s visit.
20/04/16
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.
19/04/16
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.